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Teleoperated missiles as a reconnaissance asset on the digitized battlefield
Author(s): William C. McCorkle; Anthony J. Alongi; George P. Van Kirk
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the potential uses of teleoperated missiles (TMs) as reconnaissance (recon) assets in addition to their primary attack mission. This potential role has long been recognized, but not given serious consideration because it was generally thought or assumed that other means would be more effective and cost efficient. For reasons associated with increased combat risk and cost of manned and unmanned recon-capable assets, as well as increasing force structure and cost constraints, the use of TMs for recon missions appears to warrant closer examination. For the analysis the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOGM) is used as a representative TM. The assumption is made that other recon assets, except for certain ground sensors, are not available, or are of limited availability. Loss exchange ratios (LERs) were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of TMs in this role. Simulation results show that TMs can perform recon with effectiveness comparable to other recon means, with LERs improving with TM maximum range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2764, Digitization of the Battlefield, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.242080
Show Author Affiliations
William C. McCorkle, U.S. Army Missile Research Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Anthony J. Alongi, U.S. Army Missile Research Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
George P. Van Kirk, U.S. Army Missile Research Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2764:
Digitization of the Battlefield
Raja Suresh; William Langford, Editor(s)

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