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Accession Number ADA592743
Title Army Needs More Patriots.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author G. J. Brady
Abstract Combatant Commanders want the Army to fill their critical air and missile defense (AMD) capability gaps. The updated DoD Strategic Guidance, January 2012, and CJCS Capstone Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020 prioritize improvements for missile defense to counter weapons of mass destruction, project power and enhance interoperability with our allies. The air and missile threat landscape is changing drastically. No longer limited to tactical ballistic missiles, an increasing spectrum of threats such as rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and cruise missiles is proliferating. The Army will need to grow its AMD forces even though it is downsizing and there will be significant financial constraints in the near future regardless of sequestration. As the Army prepares its strategy from post-2014 Afghanistan, this paper will examine why ADA is one of the best enablers that directly supports the CSA s Guidance Prevent, Shape, and Win, and will also play a key role as one of the Army's main efforts in rebalancing U.S. forces to the Pacific.
Keywords Air defense
Air defense artillery
Air defense command
Amd(Air and missile defense)
Arforgen(Army force generation)
Army amd command
Cruise missiles
Joint capabilities
Military capabilities
Military forces(United states)
Military strategy
Patriot missiles
Prevent shape win strategies
Ram(Rocket artillery and mortar)
Remotely piloted vehicles
Thaad(Terminal high altitude area air defense)
Uas(Unmanned aircraft systems)
Uav(Unmanned aerial vehicles)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
74B - Antimissile Defense Systems
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Civilian research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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