We took a look at the new technologies that are increasing the U.S. Army's fires capabilities. The Army is currently investing in many new solutions to increase lethality, accuracy and mobility. The 2019 Army ammunition budget allocates more than $376 million toward the purchase of high-explosive and Excalibur rounds, which have been fired more frequently in the fight against the Islamic State than in the previous 40 years.
This eBook covers:
- The Army's Tactical Missile System
- Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS)
- Long-Range Precision Fires
- M1156 Precision Guidance Kits
- M776 Full-Bore Chrome Tubes
- M982 Excalibur Satellite-Guided Heavy Artillery Shells
- Next-Generation Laser-Guided 120MM Mortar System
Despite the rising salience of missile threats, current air and missile defense forces are far too susceptible to suppression. Today’s U.S. air and missile defense (AMD) force lacks the depth, capacity, and operational flexibility to simultaneously perform both missions. Discussions about improving AMD usually revolve around improvements to the capability and capacity of interceptors or sensors. Rather than simply doing more of the same, the joint integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) efforts might be well served by new or reinvigorated operational concepts, here discussed collectively as “Distributed Defense.”
Report courtesy of Dr. Thomas Karako, who will be speaking at the upcoming Future Indirect Fires USA Summit.