There have been numerous inventions and advancements in war technology. One of the most recognized contraptions ever built was the armored weapon on caterpillar treads, the tank. Each country has their own designs for these famous machines, even having a main battle tank that leads in the advancements and versatility above the rest. Currently the United States of America is putting the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank into service. The M1A2 is an upgraded model of its predecessor, the seventy-ton behemoth, M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. These two tank models are the jewels of the United States armored division.
The Army reassessed the future needs of the nation and the role it would play. The nation needs a more flexible streamline fighting force able to operate simultaneously around the globe. SRM is that model. SRM adjusts the Army’s readiness cycle and plans to operate at a 66% combat readiness rate (by 2023) whereas the ARFORGEN model was closer to 33% (Feickert, 2017). Under the SRM, there will be not fixed cycles but rather three descriptive modules. The mission module means the unit is fully maned, equipped, and trained. These units have an ordered mission and are immediately ready to conduct decisive action defined as "the continuous, simultaneous combinations of offensive, defensive, and stability or defense support of civil authorities' tasks” (Feickert, 2017). The next module in SRM known as the ready module is identical to the mission module except for the fact that the unit currently does not have a mission. The final stage in SRM known as the prepare module means the unit is not ready for a mission and is currently rebuilding to an acceptable mission
Shortly following the conclusion of the United States’ conflict in Korea, the American military once again deployed its service members to Eastern Asia to combat and contain the spread of Communism; this time in the form of the Democratic Republic of North Vietnam. While the vast majority of the American populace recalls the Vietnam War as primarily an exercise of ground forces and maneuver, an often-overlooked aspect of the war is the significant contribution to strategy and successful adaptation to threats demonstrated by Air Defense Artillery Soldiers of the era. One of the more proud moments for the Air Defense Artillery Branch was their pivotal role in the Vietnam War. From the branch’s only Medal of Honor winner, to the Duster, and
The history of Air Defense Artillery (ADA) starts back as far as the revolutionary war, despite not having aircrafts to protect troops from. The Coast Artillery Corps was ADA’s predecessor, and was created to protect our coasts from moving ships. As technology improved, so did warfare. The Coast Artillery Corps was integrated into the Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) to combat from aerial attacks, such as those from German zeppelins. Coastal artillery was chosen because of their experience with firing upon moving targets, and they demonstrated their usefulness at the beginning of World War II
The Battle of the Atlantic is one of the most overlooked battlegrounds of World War II but it proved no less important for control of the vital shipping lanes between North America and Europe. The German U-boat scourge was one of the more deadlier components of the German war machine, a component utilized in World War II as well. The U-boat became the greatest threat to merchantmen traversing the long out causeways of the Atlantic Ocean for most of the war. Technology played an important role in The Battle Of The Atlantic. Aircrafts were effective in protecting merchants ships, but the Allied planes used
The topic of this writing assignment is the Brigade Aviation Element. In today’s day and age, waging a war has never been more complex for commanders. In an ever-evolving battlefield advanced weapons, assets, technology, and information have become both a blessing and a curse to commanders. In a high-paced unforgiving environment, commanders are required to make accurate effective decisions at a moment’s notice. One of the greatest challenges for ground force commanders has been effectively utilizing Army aviation assets in coordination with the ground effort. As aviation is the number one force multiplier on today’s battlefield Brigade Aviation Elements (BAE) were incorporated into all Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) starting in 2006,
The recent technological developments and military operational demands are leading to increasing levels of autonomous weapons systems Autonomous weapons have been used in military operations. There are three categories of autonomous weapons: in the loop, on the loop, or off the loop. We mainly use in the loop and on the loop because they both need humans to operate the machines. However, off the loop is fully autonomous weapons. A fully autonomous weapon is one that can independently detect and attack targets without the need for humans.
The Vietnam War, a conflict in Southeast Asia, was primarily fought in South Vietnam. The battle occurred between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference divided Vietnam in 1954 into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). Tensions escalated quickly from a Vietnamese civil war into an
Air Defense Artillery systems were put to use during the Vietnam War era. The systems had to do more with battlefields than to protect air bases. The weapons used were to serve as a geographical benefit. Heavy firepower was used to deliver serious land warfare. Methods of Air Defense Artillery systems deployed were executed by a variety of missions. Artillery units assisted in as much as they could including battalions and other companies. Air defense Artillery sections helped defend armor, field artillery, infantry units, and airfields. Weapons were used to fire directly and indirectly, as they were designed to be used for air defense missions. The weapons made and used were the M163 Vulcan, M42A1 Skysweeper, and MIM23 Hawk, meanwhile these
The successful execution of the concepts found in Expeditionary Force 21 (EF21) reside in the ability of the Marine Corps to candidly assess the current state of the operating forces and operational needs while planning to future requirements. Shifting our focus towards the next fight will require, not an overhaul, but the refinement of how the service organizes to fight and operate with joint, and multinational, partners. This is rooted in the understanding that the Marine Corps must adjust its forward deployed posture in order to support the ability to respond across the range of military operations. Deciding where and when to deploy and how to organize in preparation for future challenges, while critical, will solely exist as an intellectual
General William Westmoreland called the helicopter air assault “the most innovative tactical development to emerge from the Vietnam War” (Carland, 2003). In February 1963 on the recommendation of the U.S. Army Tactical Mobility Requirements Board, otherwise known as the Howze Board after its president LTG Hamilton Howze, the 11th Airborne Division was reactivated as the 11th Air Assault Division (test). Their mission, to train in the theory and evolution of the air assault concept. Training continued until 1965 when the division was deactivated and reflagged as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Shortly thereafter the division began deploying South Vietnam.
“He grabbed a bucket of water, a washcloth, and a towel, went up to Alexander Hamilton’s tombstone, and cleaned it until it sparkled. Then he and the other chiefs stood at attention and saluted the founding father of the Coast Guard”-Adm. James M. Loy
Through his technical expertise, Staff Sergeant Montano was able to single-handedly create, test, and implement multiple tools himself. His efforts in this area allowed USCYBERCOM the agility and swiftness to quickly support multiple time-sensitive missions. Without his work in this realm, USCYBERCOM would consistently fall short of mission success. The imagination and creativity he brought to this problem-set routinely resulted in tangible options for commanders to pursue the enemy in the cyberspace domain.
One of the biggest challenges was crossing no-man’s land. The space, between the trenches, provided an easy target for enemy soldiers and was cover in barbed wire, which entangled soldiers. As a solution, the tank was invented. In 1916, the first tank, known as Mark I, was taken into battle. The machine could run over the barbed wire with ease and could protect soldiers with its shield of durable metal. However, motors were often taken from old tractor or other vehicle and were proved unreliable. Still, tanks made trench warfare more manageable and saved many soldiers’ lives during the crossing of no-man’
Some sub crews continue to run up the ramp towards the pathway of level two but being shot dead by the level two and three six-limbs men. Some crews lead by the captain climb up the frames of the chemical storage tanks with fast action, the level two and three six-limbs men just aim at them without shooting for they dare not. All the straight terrace level ending parts have a curve out to meet a vertical building near the tanks. They climb up to the same level of level-two's pathway, the tanks are just six feet apart from the pathway, yet they can't jump on it so easily because if they leave the tanks the six-limbs men will fire at them without hesitation. The distance between the tanks and the control room is a hundred meters. Three flying