Chapter III. Technology Transition
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


2. Relationship to Operational Capabilities

To achieve the required operational capabilities, a balanced materiel development and demonstration strategy must be followed. Multifaceted technology base efforts have been initiated across the full spectrum of tactical through strategic requirements. Initiatives emphasize survivable target acquisition (both passive and active) and positive identification; cost-effective fusion of multiple sensor/processor modules into automated target acquisition and fire control suites; multiple missile guidance modes against the reactive threat; high energy, insensitive propellants, and alternate propulsion concepts; missile seeker upgrades to integrate advanced fuzing techniques and smart focal plane arrays; hit-to-kill technology; mobile, lightweight, and increased firepower; dispersed, distributed, survivable command and control (C2) and supporting communications; and an integrated training architecture that fully exploits the materiel capability. Table III-L-1 shows the correlation between Air Defense systems/system upgrades/advanced concepts (S/SU/ACs) and the six TRADOC Battlefield Dynamics and displays in general terms the operational capabilities for Air Defense S/SU/ACs.

Table III-L-1. Air Defense Artillery System Capabilities

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