,,,and the Army Materiel Command (AMC) have been examining which systems (both type and portion of the fleet) should be recapitalized and defining what that renewal process should involve (the extent of work for each “overhaul”). Accordingly, OASA(ALT) is sponsoring RAND Arroyo Center research on how equipment age affects readiness and resource requirements, to aid analyses in support of RECAP decisions.
Increasingly, the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense as a whole are developing families of systems built around common components. To inform the Army’s decisionmaking process surrounding commonality, RAND Arroyo Center was asked to assess the advantages and disadvantages of commonality and how to best
Immediate Actions a. Assess immediate situation. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT! b. Take action to protect yourself from nuclear, biological, or chemical hazards (Chapter IX). c. Seek a concealed site. d. Assess medical condition; treat as necessary (Chapter V). e. Sanitize uniform of potentially compromising information. f. Sanitize area; hide equipment you are leaving. g. Apply personal camouflage. h. Move away from concealed site, zigzag pattern recommended. i. Use terrain to advantage, communication, and concealment. j. Find a hole-up site. 2. Hole-Up-Site (Chapter I) a.
Together, we have to successfully make this important transition which is the most demanding
challenge our industry has to meet since, at the beginning of the 1930s, cinema progressed from silent
films to films with sound. Although more than 2,100 screens are equipped in France today (i.e. 40% of
the total screens count) – one of the most rapidly growing d-cinema market in the world - this
challenge is far from being accomplished. We have...
Romans held Greek civilization in high regard and,
like us, considered fifth-century-BC Greece to be the
region’s golden age, a time characterized by refined
artistic and cultural production, scholarship, and
military strength. During his reign five hundred
years later, Augustus sought to align his rule with
this era and promote a rebirth of the golden age
of Greece in Rome. Augustus’s interest in Greek
art and culture strengthened Roman reverence
for classical Greek art, philosophy, and intellectual
Experts agree that source control is the only completely effective way to remove
pollutants from indoor environments. They also agree that total eradication of indoor
air pollutants is often not feasible or practical. A more realistic goal is to use building
materials, furnishings, finishes, office equipment, cleaning products and processes that
emit low levels of VOCs.
The activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) and its contractors in manufacturing, testing,
maintaining, and disposing of military equipment make up a significant portion of the industrial
processes conducted in the United States. As is the case with the commercial industries, some of these
activities, such as metal plating, have resulted in industrial pollution and environmental contamination.
With increasing environmental regulation of such processes in recent decades, defense facilities have
been faced with growing compliance issues.
This report evaluates the economic wisdom of relying primarily on expendable weapons, such as cruise missiles, to conduct air-to-ground strike missions. Focusing solely on cost, the author examined the U.S. historical use of air-to-ground attack during and since the Vietnam War, looking, among other
The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program was the largest and most ambitious planned acquisition program in the Army's history. The FCS was intended to field not just a system, but an entire brigade, a system of systems, with novel technologies integrated by means of an advanced wireless network.
On October 6, 1941, the New York Yankees concluded the Major
League Baseball season by defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 3–1 in the
final game of that year’s World Series. It was a Fall Classic short on offense—
both teams combined for only twenty-eight runs in five
games—but certainly not short on drama. With the Dodgers trailing
in the series two games to one, Brooklyn catcher Mickey Owen committed
one of the most infamous gaffes in big league history during
the pivotal fourth game.
Legal mandates for airspace modernization, certification requirements, and minimum aircraft capability and equipment standards aim to improve the efficiency and safety of air traffic, particularly within the world's busiest airspace. Mandates drive changes in technical and operational standards, but they can also deny
The battle for Gaza revealed an extremist strategy: hiding in cities and provoking attack to cause civilian deaths that can be blamed on the attacking forces. The U.S. and allied militaries, having no options but lethal force or no options at all, are ill-equipped to defeat this strategy. The use of lethal force in dense populations can harm
Digital electronics is a rapidly growing technology. Digital circuits are used in
most new consumer products, industrial equipment and controls, and office,
medical, military, and communications equipment. This expanding use of digital
circuits is the result of the development of inexpensive integrated circuits and the
application of display, memory, and computer technology.
Power electronics is an enabling technology for all electrical and electronic apparatus requiring electric power to drive. Over the past twenty years, the power electronics industry has grown tremendously. Its growth is a result from increasing demand of reliable, eﬃcient, compact and cost eﬀective power supplies for telecommunication, computer, and motor drive industries as well as for medical equipments and military use.
This manual covers the various types of auxiliary power generating systems used on military installations. It provides data for the major components of these generating systems; such as, prime movers, generators, and switchgear. It includes operation of the auxiliary generating system components and the routine maintenance which should be performed on these components. It also describes the functional relationship of these components and the supporting equipment within the complete system.
The idea of using ultrasonic waves in medical and engineering fields came from
military applications of sound waves in sonar systems. Sokolov, Firestone, Simons,
and several other researchers are among the ones who studied this high frequency
kind of wave in the first half of twentieth century.
Ultrasonic waves are defined as those with frequencies higher than 20 kHz. The
constant development of data acquisition systems and probes seems to work,
removing the upper limit of the wave frequency that can be acquired.
Private SONET networks provide large multi-site enterprise customers and
campuses a simple cost-effective way to interconnect each site or building using
their own fiber, leasing SONET bandwidth or leasing dark fiber. Large enterprise
customers typically have multiple sites in a metro or campus area. In addition
to requiring connectivity to corporate headquarters, many of these sites need
to be interconnected. Since building a physical mesh network can become
quite expensive, enterprise customers require a cost-effective solution that can
interconnect their sites.
The Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to transform the nation’s armed
forces to meet the military challenges of the future. The Navy and the Marine
Corps have defined their respective Service visions of transformation in Sea
Power 211 and Marine Corps Strategy 21,2 and together they form Naval Power
21,3 the vision of how the naval forces of the United States will be equipped,
trained, educated, organized, and employed in the 21st century.
government and defense community should address these challenges. There was widespread agreement that the set of challenges the United States faces, coupled with the varied demands on the military forces, will require significant changes in how the Department of Defense trains, equips, and