Army Tactical Missile System (Army TACMS)


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HEADQUARTERS

UNITED STATES ARMY

FIELD ARTILLERY SCHOOL

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

The Army Tactical Missile System (Army TACMS)

Family of Munitions (AFOM)

Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP)

Table of Contents

Cover


            List of Figures

            Preface

CHAPTER 1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

COMMON SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR ALL AFOM VARIANTS

Launcher

Guided Missile Launching Assembly (GMLA)

Training Rounds

Propulsion Section

Control Section Assembly

BLOCK I COMPONENTS

Guidance and Control Section

Warhead Assembly

BLOCK IA COMPONENTS

Guidance and Control Section

The Inertial Sensor Assembly (ISA)

The Electronics Assembly

The Embedded GPS Receiver (EGR)

Warhead Section

Guided Missile Launching Assembly (GMLA).

BLOCK II COMPONENTS

Block II Missile

Guidance and Control Section.

Warhead Section

BAT Submunition

P3I BAT Submunition

CHAPTER 2 AFOM TARGETING

AFOM CONSIDERATIONS DURING THE DECIDE FUNCTION

Matching AFOM to Target Types

Availability and Responsiveness of Other Weapons Systems

Range to the Target

Timelines for Effective AFOM Employment

Target Size/Nature of Target

Air Defense Threats to AFOM

Target Location Error (TLE) Considerations

Target Selection Standards

High Payoff Target List

Attack Guidance Matrix

THE DETECT FUNCTION

THE DELIVER FUNCTION

Centralized and Decentralized Execution

Targets of Opportunity

The Theater Missile Defense Challenge

THE ASSESS FUNCTION

AFOM FIRE SUPPORT COORDINATION

Air Space Coordination

AFOM Targeted Inside Corps Boundaries - Short of the FSCL

AFOM Targeted Outside Corps Boundaries or Beyond the FSCL.

The Platoon Information (PLT;INFO) Message

The Platoon Air Hazard (PLT;AIRHZD) Message

The Target Air Hazard (TGT;AIRHZD) Message

CHAPTER 3 DELIVERY OF FIRES

COMMAND AND CONTROL

Deep Operations Coordination Cell (DOCC)

AUTOMATED FIRE MISSION PROCESSORS

FDS

AFATDS

FIRE MISSION EXECUTION

Mission Processing

Techniques to Reduce Mission Timelines

AFOM C2 Application (C2AP) Software

Initiating AFOM Fire Missions

Fire Direction System Processing

Sensor-To-Shooter Configurations

Mission Processing Summary

CHAPTER 4 ARMY TACMS BLOCK I AND IA EMPLOYMENT

CHAPTER 5 ARMY TACMS BLOCK II WITH BAT SUBMUNITIONS EMPLOYMENT

BLOCK II OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Missile Flight Profile

Terminal Flight Sequence

BAT Submunition Trajectory

BLOCK II TARGETING

Decide

Detect

Deliver

Assess

FUNCTIONAL FLOW OF MISSIONS

TARGET SEGMENTATION

FS Computer Target Segmentation

CGS Target Segmentation

TOTAL SYSTEM ERRORS (TSE)

EXAMPLES OF BLOCK II FIRE MISSIONS

APPENDIX A JSTARS GSM/CGS INTEROPERABILITY PROCEDURES FOR THE MLRS BATTALION

ANNEX A to APPENDIX A MLRS Battalion.htmlANNEX A to APPENDIX A MLRS Battalion - GSM/CGS Interoperability Checklist

GLOSSARY -

REFERENCES

 

List of Figures

      Figure 1-1. AFOM Variants

      Figure 1-2. Army TACMS Block I Missile

      Figure 1-3. Army TACMS Block IA Missile

      Figure 1-4. Army TACMS Block II Missile

      Figure 1-5. The Brilliant Anti-Armor Submunition (BAT)

      Figure 2-1. Expected Damage and Target Location Error (TLE) Relationship for Block I and IA

      Figure 2-2. Example of a Partial Combined HPTL - TSS - AGM

      Figure 2-3. Coordination of AFOM Inside Corps Boundaries

      Figure 2-4. Coordination of AFOM Beyond FSCL

      Figure 2-5. AFOM Platoon Air Hazard Area

      Figure 2-6. Target Air Hazard Areas

      Figure 3-1. Fire Support Organizations Supporting AFOM

      Figure 3-2. Fire Mission Linkage

      Figure 5-1. Missile Mission and Flight Profile

      Figure 5-2. BAT Submunition Dispense Sequence

      Figure 5-3. BAT Target Attack Profiles

      Figure 5-4. BAT Trajectory

      Figure 5-5. NAI and TAI Development

      Figure 5-6. Example of CGS Display

      Figure 5-7. Relationship of NAI to TAI

      Figure 5-8. FM;THMTGT Message Format

      Figure 5-9. Target Location Predictions

      Figure 5-10. BAT Acoustic Footprint

      Figure 5-11. Block II Linear Target Segmentation

      Figure 5-12. Block II Dispersed Target Segmentation

      Figure 5-13. Target Segmentation in NAI and TAI

      Figure 5-14. Target Dispersal Patterns