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Emerging Technologies and MOUT

Description: Operating in a potentially hostile city is every soldier's nightmare. The staggering complexity of the urban environment means that deadly threats--or non-combatants-may lurk behind every corner, doorway, or window. Urban operations present an almost unparalleled challenge to the modern professional military. The complexity of urban operations is further amplified by the diversity of missions that the military will be called upon to conduct in urban terrain. Peace-making and peace-keeping missions, urban raids to seize airports or WMD sites or to rescue hostages, and extended urban combat operations all present different sorts of challenges for planners and troops on the ground. Technology almost never serves as a magic bullet, and past predictions of technological miracles pile high on the ash heap of history. At the same time, it is a vital element of planning in the modern age to consider and, if possible, take advantage of emerging technologies. We believe that technologies can assist military operations in urbanized terrain (MOUT) in three primary areas, which are discussed.
Date: November 15, 2000
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Science and Technology Review January/February 2000

Description: The contents of this Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory newsletter includes the following: (1) The Laboratory in the News; (2) Commentary by Wayne Shotts--Tapping the Full Power of Conflict Simulation; (3) Simulating Warfare Is No Video Game--A new Laboratory conflict simulation program was put to a major test in a San Francisco Bay Area exercise; (4) Supernova Hydrodynamics Up Close--Despite vast differences in scale, supernovas and high-energy-density laser experiments have more in common than might be imagined; (5) Research Highlights--Agile Manufacturing: Gearing Up to Meet Demand; and Bringing Hypersonic Flight Down to Earth; (6) Patents and Awards; and (7) Abstracts.
Date: January 1, 2000
Creator: De Pruneda, J H
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