Annex F. Special Operations Technology
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


9. Clandestine Target Locating, Tracking, and Marking Technologies

Technologies that should have the potential to provide SOF an improved passive or semi-active method to mark both fixed and mobile targets for identification, tracking, targeting, and precision munitions guidance to include GPS integration. Marking methods must be undetectable by the enemy, but positively identified by both SOF and conventional airborne, waterborne, and ground/vehicular sensors and targeting systems, to include the AC-130 gunship. Technologies for Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Combat Identification (ID) must seamlessly interface and integrate with Service systems, plus provide SOF IFF to deep strike fire-and-forget conventional weapons. Marking methods should include a removal capability without special equipment.