News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



CLOSE COMBAT LIGHT (Section H)

III.H.03—Enhanced Fiber–Optic Guided Missile (EFOGM) ATD.  By FY00, demonstrate, through a virtual prototype, flight test, and integrated demonstration, an Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOGM) as the primary "Killer" within the "Hunter–Standoff Killer" concept of the Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI) demonstration. The EFOG–M system is a multipurpose, precision kill weapon system. The primary mission of the EFOG–M is to enable a gunner in defilade to engage and defeat threat armored combat vehicles, other high value ground targets, and hovering or moving rotary wing aircraft that may be masked from line–of–sight direct fire weapon systems. EFOG–M is a day, night, and adverse weather capable system that allows the maneuver commander to extend his battle space beyond his line–of–sight to ranges up to 15 kilometers. The EFOG–M program will produce a total of 300 missiles and 16 ground stations for use in demonstrations and as residual hardware for extended user evaluation. The program will emphasize missile unit cost/affordability and the integrated process and product development process.

Supports: RFPI, ACTD/AWE.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

COL Roy D. Millar
PM NLOS
(205) 876–7725
DSN: 746–7725
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.H.04—Precision–Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM) ATD.  In FY99, this STO will demonstrate a capability to defeat a point target, autonomously or in a laser designated mode, in excess of 12 km, with a 120mm mortar munition. In FY01, this STO will demonstrate the viability of a GPS/INS sensor/seeker guidance package incorporated into the PGMM to achieve accuracy requirements. In FY98, conduct a seeker CFT with a tactical processor and an extended range firing test to verify 12 km range capability. Also in FY98, initiate laser designated firing tests and demonstrate an integrated man portable fire control system. In FY99, complete laser designated firing test, demonstrate PGMM firing tests and investigate GPS/INS technologies for improved performance at extended ranges in MOUT operations. In FY00, develop an integrated GPS/INS PGMM and conduct a MOUT operational experiment. In FY01, perform a comprehensive Hardware–in–the–loop (HWIL) test and simulations to validate hardware performance.

Supports: Rapid Force Projection Initiative ACTD. 120mm Battalion Mortar System ROC approved on 2 Mar 96. Dismounted BLs.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Dave Panhorst
ARDEC
(201) 724–5525
DSN: 880–5525
John Appel
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
LTC Bourgine
DBS–BL
(706) 545–7000
DSN: 835–7000

 

III.H.05—Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI) Command and Control (C2).  RFPI C2 integrates technologies into a demonstration of capabilities required for a light insertion force that is air–deployable and first–to–fight in a forward or remote area. Increased lethality in a light force is supported by information distribution, that is optimized for speed and robustness, with non–line–of–sight weapon platforms. Firing loop performance from target acquisition to weapons firing is a critical item. Early threat warning, decisions, assessment, and resource management are critical C2 related functions to be demonstrated for timely control and sustainment of light force capabilities. A limited TOC capability provides central focus for these functions. A robust network, with a high degree of connectivity, allows the commander to adapt the task force structure to concentrate sensors and firepower quickly as needed. RFPI C2 will be consistent with the Army’s technical C2 architecture. Several demonstrations are planned for FY96–97. Final demonstration (RFPI ACTD) is 2QFY98.

Supports: RFPI ACTD and CAC2 ATD.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Ed Nell
CERDEC/C2SID
(908) 427–5108
DSN: 987–5108
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.H.08—Aerial Scout Sensors Integration (ASSI).  By FY98, evaluate and demonstrate sensor technology applicable to the family of UAVs with particular emphasis on the Light Force early entry mission. The program will demonstrate and recommend the proper mix of sensor technology for the RFPI application and for potential upgrades to the Tactical UAV. ASSI will demonstrate accurate, timely, and easily–usable "see over the hill" reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and battle damage assessment information from airborne scout platforms to augment the capabilities of ground–based scouts. A variety of sensors (FLIR, TV, Wide–Area Sensors, MTI Radar) will be demonstrated on one or more manned surrogate airframes. As appropriate to the individual sensor under demonstration, real–time digital datalinks, advanced data compression techniques, and workstation techniques will be explored or demonstrated.

Supports: Mounted Battlespace, Depth & Simultaneous Attack, Battle Command, Early Lethality & Survivability, RFPI Umbrella Program, Tactical/Maneuver/Pointer UAVs, and Precision Strike Korea.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Jim Matheny
CERDEC/NVESD
(703) 704–1256
DSN: 654–1256
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Charles Campbell
MBS BL
(502) 624–1963
DSN: 464–1963

 

III.H.11—155–mm Automated Howitzer.   By FY98, this STO will demonstrate an automated, digital, fire control system for a 155mm towed artillery system for the Light Forces. The goal of the 155 AH prototype will be to demonstrate advanced fire control, gun emplacement and lay automation (25% faster compare to current M198 fire mission). In FY97, fabricate advanced fire control for M198 howitzer. In FY98, participate in and provide equipment (8 systems plus 2 spares) for RFPI ACTD, and provide technical support for residual hardware in the field in FY99 & FY00.

Supports: Rapid Force Projection Initiative ACTD, Army/USMC Lightweight Howitzer program, Depth and Simultaneous Attack (D&SA) battle lab.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

MAJ Thomas Nothstein
ARDEC
(201) 724–7131
DSN: 880–7131
John Appel
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
MAJ Don Huntley
Depth and Simultaneous Attack
(405) 442–2927
DSN: 639–2928

 

III.H.12—Precision Offset, High–Glide Aerial Delivery of Munitions and Equipment. Demonstrate revolutionary technologies for the reliable precision guided delivery of combat essential munitions/sensors and equipment using high glide wing technology and incorporating a low cost, modular GPS G&C system. This technology will provide a 6:1 or better glide ratio. By the end of FY96, develop a modular GPS guidance package and demonstrate precision high glide capability of a 500 pound payload using semirigid wing technology. By the end of FY99, demonstrate precision high glide of a 2,000 pound. payload, with a goal of a 5,000 pound payload, using an advanced guidance package and high glide wing. An optional glide augmentation system will also be demonstrated. High glide technology will significantly enhance the military aerial delivery capability through substantially higher glide ratios than are possible with ram air parachutes and will directly benefit the initial deployment of Early Entry Forces.

Supports: Advanced Development–RA02/63804/D266–Airdrop; Engineering Development–RA02/64804/D279–Airdrop; MS Battle Lab, Quartermaster and Infantry Schools.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Sean Wellman
NRDEC
(508) 233–4082
DSN: 256–4082
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
COL William McCoy
U.S. Army Engineer School
(573) 563–4086

 

III.H.13—Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI) ACTD.  The RFPI Program will demonstrate the combat worth of a new Army operational concept pairing forward sensors ("hunters") with an array of standoff weapons ("killers"). The RFPI Technology Program will provide unique items to facilitate integration of systems that are not currently in production, by utilizing commercial–off–the–shelf items. By FY98, provide simulation analysis activities to support developmental requirements as well as changes and upgrades of tactics, techniques, and procedures and demonstrate in a large scale field experiment. By FY99, through the use of the thirteen participating Advanced Technology Demonstrations/Technology Demonstrations, address the optimum operational capability requirements of the Early Entry Forces.

Supports: Battle Command, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Dismounted Battle Space, Early Entry Lethality, and Survivability Battle Labs.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Emily H. Vandiver
MICOM
(205) 876–4857
DSN: 746–4857
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
John Parmentola
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–3558

 

III.H.14—Counteractive Protection Systems (CAPS).  Overall objective: Develop and demonstrate technologies that can be applied to antitank guided weapons (ATGW) for improving their effectiveness against threat armor equipped with active protection systems (APS). Current technology development is concentrated in the following three areas: a. RF Countermeasure (RFCM) technology for Jamming or deceiving APS sensors used for detection, acquisition, and tracking; b. long standoff warheads for shooting from beyond the range of APS fragment producing countermunitions; c. ballistic hardening of ATGW to reduce vulnerability to fragment impact. RFCMs: MICOM RDEC is developing concepts for deceiving and jamming APS sensors. By end of FY97, a digital model of an APS radar will be completed, passive and active RFCM breadboards will be designed and fabricated, and a test radar will be designed and fabricated. By FY98, bench test and evaluate RFCM breadboards. By FY99, demonstrate prototypes of selected RFCM concepts. Warhead CM: MICOM RDEC, ARDEC, and ARL–WTD are currently working together in developing CAPS LSW technology for ATGW. The ultimate objective of these efforts is to demonstrate the target defeat of Turret Front armor with LSW fired from outside the range of threat APS. In FY96, MICOM will complete an investigation of jet particle dispersion at 10m standoff. In FY97, MICOM will test and evaluate current LSW at 6 & 10 m. In FY96, ARL will refine a current Mo Steady–State–Jet design, test it, and design a 2 stage warhead. In FY97, build and test 2–stage warhead to investigate sequenced jets and design multistage warhead. In FY98, build and test multistage warhead and evaluate alternative liner material. In FY96, ARDEC will demonstrate an LSW at 30 CD. In FY97, 45 CD. In FY98, 60 CD.

Supports: Dismounted Battle Space, Early Entry Lethality and Survivability Battle Labs; PEO Tactical Missiles, CCAWS AMS–H, Javelin, BAT.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Donald E. Lovelace
MICOM
(205) 876–8609
DSN: 746–8609
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.H.15—Multifunction Staring Sensor Suite (MFS3) ATD.  Demonstrate a modular, reconfigurable Multifunction Staring Sensor Suite (MFS3) that integrates multiple advanced sensor components, including staring infrared arrays, multifunction laser, and acoustic arrays. The MFS3 will provide ground vehicles, amphibious assault vehicles, and surface ships with a compact, affordable sensor suite for low signature ground vehicle detection, long range noncooperative target recognition , mortar/sniper fire location, and air defense against low signature UAVs and long range helicopters. By FY98, conduct an early demonstration and evaluation of a miId wave infrared (MWIR) sensor with ultra narrow field of view to provide baseline performance data for the future scout and cavalry, complete sensor component risk reduction, and develop reconfigurable sensor backplane that fully integrates aperture, power, and signal processing requirements for multiple platform applications. By FY99, complete design of medium format staring array capable of being reconfigured for either visible through 5 micron or 8–12 micron operation. By FY00, integrate staring FLIR, multifunction laser, and acoustic cueing components and processing with common backplane, and demonstrate the capability for automated surface–to–surface, surface–to–air, and air–to–ground search, acquisition, and noncooperative identification. By FY01, integrate weapons/fire location processing and demonstrate capability to detect and accurately locate hostile mortar/sniper fire.

Supports: Future Scout Vehicle, Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle–Enhanced, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Paul Laster
CERDEC/NVESD
(703) 704–3492
DSN: 654–3492
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.H.16p—Airborne Insertion for Operations in Urban Terrain.  Develop and demonstrate advanced airborne insertion technologies providing ultra–high altitude insertion of individuals and small units with the ability to accurately reach drop zones from increased standoff distances during night and limited visibility conditions. These technologies will enhance the covert mobility of early entry forces in urban terrain areas and greatly improve lethality and survivability. Technology breakthroughs will include personnel parachutes with high glide capabilities based on 3D nonlinear modeling, personnel miniaturized GPS/INS airborne navigation capabilities, improved high altitude life support technologies, and the application of innovative materials for enhanced reliability, maintainability and safety. By FY02, define accurate characterizations of decelerator aero–coefficients/performance and demonstrate 50% increase in airborne insertion offset distance. By the end of FY04, demonstrate enhanced integrated high altitude life support and airborne personnel navigation capabilities.

Supports: Advanced Development RA02/63804/D266, Airdrop; Engineering Development RA02/64804/D279; Airdrop; DBS Battle Lab, Quartermaster School.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Edward Doucette
NRDEC
(508) 233–4636
DSN: 256–4636
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.H.17—120–mm Extended–Range Mortar Cartridge. The STO will develop an extended range DPICM mortar cartridge having 50% greater range and 80% greater effectiveness than the current M934/120mm mortar system. Range extension is provided by a high performance, lightweight composite rocket motor. In FY98, establish a baseline design configuration; complete interior and exterior ballistic analyses and complete design of heavy weight test rocket motor and test fixtures. In FY99, fabricate light weight composite rocket motor test hardware/test fixtures; and initiate interior ballistic testing. In FY00, complete rocket motor static testing; update interior and exterior ballistic models. In FY01, conduct a full–up flight test demonstration.

Supports: Family of all 120mm Mortar Munitions, Dismounted Space BL.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Frank Brody
ARDEC
(201) 724–3728
DSN: 880–3728
John Appel
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Dave Hancock
Infantry School
(706) 545–4918
DSN: 835–4918

 

III.H.18—Line–of–Sight Antitank (LOSAT) ACTD.  The LOSAT ACTD will demonstrate increased lethality against current and future threat armor and active protection systems and hardened high value targets, including bunkers and reinforced urban structures. The ACTD will assess survivability of the HMMWV based system and develop a concept of operations (CONOPS) for survivability through deception. The ACTD will also demonstrate enhanced deployability/mobility with the ability to fire upon landing. LOSAT operates as a kinetic kill mechanism and will demonstrate operation in day/night and adverse weather conditions. By FY98, provide simulation analysis activities to support developmental requirements. By FY02, provide system test results and participate in Battle Lab Warfare Experiments that will demonstrate deployability, survivability, and lethality. By FY03, hardware residuals will include as deliverables 13 Fire Units and 178 missiles.

Supports: Battle Command, Depth and Simultaneous Attack, Dismounted Battle Space, Early Entry Lethality, and Survivability Battle Labs.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Rich Paladino
RDEC
(205) 842–0851
DSN: 788–0851
Irena Szkrybalo
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Tim Bosse
DBBL

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