US Army Precision Fires BG(P) Jeff Sorenson AGENDA

US Army Precision Fires BG(P) Jeff Sorenson AGENDA

US Army Precision Fires BG(P) Jeff Sorenson AGENDA Precision Fires Why and Why Not? Misconceptions Target Acquisition Equipment Programs Key Planning Studies Underway Challenges Road Ahead PRECISION MUNITIONS -- WHY? All-weather, terrain, and operational environment engagement capability that reduces operational risk by providing immediate responsive fires and scalable effects Minimize collateral damage, especially in urban settings; allows for discriminating use of force Reduce number of rounds needed to defeat targets at all

ranges (same CEP at any range) Reduce logistics footprint and force burden Essential to fulfill objectives of Transformation and Joint opns Compliment -- not replace unguided or dumb munitions PRECISION MUNITIONS WHY NOT? Not every target needs to be destroyed suppression, masking, or harassing fire is often needed to shape the battle Unaffordable if chasing too many programs with limited resources Insufficient numbers if they become the weapon of choice Dependent on sensor system data, rapidly passed networked information, especially when addressing fleeting targets PGM technology is developing ahead of doctrine and infrastructure modernizing weapons without modernizing doctrine may lead to ineffective use of PGMs MISCONCEPTIONS A replacement for unguided munitions but dumb is still good A leap-ahead advantage but temporary since eventually precision will proliferate and put our own forces at risk Leads to quick victory but the enemy does not always behave the way we think we would Technology Will Save Us -- PGMs are not a replacement for sound tactics or strategy (do not confuse the ways and means of war with its end) -- PGMs as the silver bullet but weapons break; human

error; enemy countermeasures; not a replacement for doctrine, tactics, or the human element (leadership; will to win; luck) CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE (CEP) 10m 40 10m 10m 35 km 10m 3m 27 10m 10m m 139 m 112

m 95 Excalibur CEP M549A1 CEP (1/2 hr MET) M107 CEP (1/2 hr MET) m 97 1 m 69 10 m 132 5k m km km 20 Aim Point

km 25 km Circular Error Probable (CEP) - the radius of a circle within which 50% of the projectiles fired will impact. 30 km JOINT FIRES CAPABILITIES Variety of: - Targets - Dwell Times - Effects Long Range Precision Strike Shaping Fires Range >300km Destructive Fires

at Depth 300km Air Interdiction 150-180km 100km TLAM Fires to Isolate Attack AVN ATACMS Fires to Protect (LAM) 70km 40-50km (PAM) 30-40km UCAV 7-12km

Naval Gunfire Close Air Support GMLRS FCS Cannon W/Excalibur Close Support Fires PAM/LAM Responsiveness for Close Fight FCS Mortar PRECISION MUNITIONS (Fielded & Developmental) FIELDED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: TOW 2B

JAVELIN HELLFIRE variants -- SAL (K, M, or N) and LONGBOW (L) ATACMS Block IV Quick Reaction Unitary (QRU) SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPMENT OR S&T: PEO AMMO: PEO MISSILES and SPACE: Excalibur LOSAT Viper Strike PGMM CKEM NLOS LS -- PAM MRM APKWS NLOS LS -- LAM CCF JCM MTHEL GMLRS

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