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Star 21:: Strategic Technologies for the Army of the Twenty-First Century National Research Council

Star 21:: Strategic Technologies for the Army of the Twenty-First Century

National Research Council

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780309046299
Hardcover
334 pages
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 About the Book 

Dramatic political and economic changes throughout the world, coupled with rapid advances in technology, pose an important question for the U.S. Army: What technologies are best suited to defending U.S. interests against tomorrows military threats?MoreDramatic political and economic changes throughout the world, coupled with rapid advances in technology, pose an important question for the U.S. Army: What technologies are best suited to defending U.S. interests against tomorrows military threats?STAR 21 provides an expert analysis of how the Army can prepare itself for the battlefield of the future--where soldiers will wear smart helmets and combat chemical warfare with vaccines produced in days to counter new threats.This book summarizes emerging developments in robotics, brillant munitions, medical support, laser sensors, biotechnolgy, novel materials, and other key areas. Taking into account reliability, deployability, and other values that all military systems will need, the volume identifies new systems and emerging technologies that offer the greatest payoff for the Army.The volume addresses a host of important military issues, including the importance of mobile, rapidly deployable forces, the changing role of the helicopter, and how commercial technology may help the Army stay ahead of potential opponents.Alternative Selection, Doubledays Military Book Club