Precision-guided munition

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  • Airpower Impact On The United States Air Force

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    USAF is highly dependent on, airpower finally achieved its promise. The airpower proved to end wars more quickly and save lives of solders, to cost less in order to achieve military and political objectives, and to avoid collateral damage with its precision capabilities. Nevertheless, implications of achievement of promise can be that airpower can be used as a mean of political objectives that can severely limit or misuse airpower’s capabilities. At the early ages of the employment, the airpower

  • The Use Of The Armed Forces Is Determined By National Military Strategy

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    effectiveness. Since the beginning of the 1960s, the effectiveness of airpower in military operations became unquestionable because of its ability to deliver reconnaissance data that is essential for preparation of battlefield, using high technological munitions that increased accuracy and firepower, and its airlift capability for rapid project of military power and maintaining the combat readiness in any corner of the globe. One of distinction of airpower mission in which it shows high effectiveness is

  • Way Of War

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    the former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. The new American way of war is faster in maneuver, armed with sharper precision firepower, and advanced command and control. This new American way of war, according to Max Boot, avoids the traditional, industrial-age necessity of overwhelming force in favor of maneuver, flexibility, and speed, all empowered by greater use of C4ISR, smart munitions, special

  • Science, Technology and America’s Military Essay

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    Science, Technology and America’s Military When it comes to the latest and fastest computers there is one place that all that technology can be found, the United States Military. There is no doubt that the U.S. Military is one of, if not the most technologically advanced armed forces in the world. “Over our countries development we have changed from a “grind it out” fighting machine, to a more advanced, rapid tactical corps to meet the different battle situations found in today’s world

  • Essay On Ethics In War

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    Technologies and Ethics in War Technologies of Precision Guided Munitions have been put forward by some scholars and government as ethical solutions the challenges of killing non-combatants in military operations. USA Presidents Bush and Obama both praised these technologies as having reduced significantly the number of casualties. Professor Maja Zehfuss (2011: PP543-556) critique of targeting with Precision Munitions raises several issues that question the confidence placed in the technologies

  • American Airpower 's Dependence On Technology And Its Influence On Future Employment

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    after the 1947 through numerous technological achievements and inventions, but some of the major ones had substantial influence in American aerial warfare. Jet engine improvements and missile technology changed viewpoint on strategic bomber, and precision targeting technology and Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system enabled accurate weapon delivery. Moreover, the invention of the stealth technology brought invisibility to the radar technology. Technological improvements of the jet engine and

  • F-8b Harrier Essay

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    improved stealth and anti-detection characteristics. Many types of operations await the F-35B in the future. Because of its low detection stealth capability, it can be used to fly in undetected and eliminate targets from long distances with precision guided munitions. Because of its numerous advanced electronic warfare systems and dominant intelligence gathering ability, jamming radar, attacking hostile combat systems, and supporting aggressive allied movements will be other functions the F-35B is looking

  • Global Unification through Handheld Technology Essay

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    Global Unification through Handheld Technology "Handheld technology: is it the greatest invention since sliced bread?" (Lewis 1). Whether or not these technologies will be remembered as one of the greatest inventions of all time is yet to be determined, but handheld technologies are definitely changing the way people access and work with information. Handheld technologies were first created to help make some of life's current tasks simpler and faster to complete. Two of the main handheld technologies

  • Sun Tzu On Nature And Character Of 21st Century Warfare

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    Sun Tzu on the Nature and Character of 21st Century Warfare Sun Tzu understood the nature of war as “the province of life or death,” and a “matter of vital importance to the state.”1 I agree. In my own experience, war awakens your primordial instincts and strips you of your self-rationalizations. Sun Tzu defined the character of war when he wrote, “water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions.”2 Accordingly, Sun Tzu’s principals of war offer a framework adequate to explain

  • The Lockheed Martin C 130j Super Hercules

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    As it approaches its second decade of employment, the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules has secured its place as an integral part of aviation units around the globe. With a diverse range of variants, each serving a specialized role, the C-130J Super Hercules’s presence in the United States Marine Corps flies in the form of the KC-130J Super Hercules tanker modification. The specifications of the KC-130J tanker and its participation in the missions of the United States Marine Corps will be primary