Proximity-Based Overmatching Fires From the Total Force

Report No. ARL-TR-3637
Authors: John H. Brand and Kenneth Yagrich
Date/Pages: September 2005; 30 pages
Abstract: Technology now permits control of fires from multiple, dissimilar platforms from many units across a wide area. Target allocation could be based on physical ability of a platform to engage a given target, subject to immediate mission and conditions. This would be based on ballistics, proximity, and terrain, regardless of unit affiliation. These platforms could belong to many units of differing types in different chains of command. The result would be an overwhelming level of fire from many small entities against larger ones. The implementation and advantages and disadvantages of such a scheme are discussed.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2005