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


2. Relationship to Operational Capabilities

To achieve the required operational capabilities, the Fire Support Systems/System Upgrades and Advanced Concepts (S/SU/ACs) will provide unique system capabilities that will enhance the commander's ability to meet the ever dynamic requirements of the battlefield. Fire Support capabilities include: supporting the ability of early entry operations to rapidly deploy to and secure the operational area; providing critical elements of the combat power required to defeat an enemy throughout the depth of the battlefield; supporting the commander's requirement to control the rate and pace of combat activities; supporting critical aspects of the commander's ability to effect operations against opposing forces engaged in combat actions; and providing essential capabilities in the logistics spectrum to support, rearm, and resupply fire support assets required to sustain the soldier on the battlefield (see Table III-N-1).

Table III-N-1. Fire Support System Capabilities

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Table III-N-1. Fire Support System Capabilities (Continued)

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