Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines by Committee on Alternative Technologies to Replace

By Committee on Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Office of International Affairs, National Research Council

This e-book examines capability applied sciences for exchanging antipersonnel landmines through 2006, the U.S. objective date for signing a world treaty banning those guns. replacement applied sciences to switch Antipersonnel Landmines emphasizes the function that know-how can play to permit definite guns for use extra selectively, decreasing the chance to uninvolved civilians whereas enhancing the effectiveness of the U.S. army. Landmines are an incredible weapon within the U.S. military's arsenal however the power sort could cause unintentional casualties, to either civilians and pleasant forces. New applied sciences may possibly change a few, yet now not all, of the U.S. military's antipersonnel landmines by way of 2006. within the interval following 2006, rising applied sciences may perhaps put off the landmine completely, whereas holding the required functionalities that brand new mines offer to the army.

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Economy of force does not mean that minefields are unobserved, it just means that the preponderance of combat power is concentrated in another sector of the battlefield, and the economy-of-force sector has to make do with less. APL help defenders do just that. On the other hand, it is generally accepted that wars are won by attacking the enemy. Mines can play a significant role in causing an enemy to move in directions that are advantageous to friendly forces, allowing them to kill the enemy more efficiently.

Box 3-1 lists the advantages and disadvantages of using barriers, obstacles, and landmines. Obstacles can be features of the terrain that impede the mobility of a force. Some obstacles, such as mountains, rivers, railway embankments, and urban areas, exist before the onset of military operations. Military forces create other obstacles to support their operations. Commanders use these obstacles to support their scheme of maneuver. When integrated with maneuver and weapon fire, obstacles can be decisive on the battlefield.

REPORT ROAD MAP Chapter 2 characterizes the current and future national security environments and describes how the functions served by landmines might change with technological advances in weaponry. Chapter 3 describes the current uses of landmines. Chapter 4 explains the committee’s selection criteria and methodology for analyzing alternatives. Chapter 5 analyzes currently available technologies that might provide the same capabilities as APL. Chapter 6 evaluates technologies and alternatives that should be available by 2006.

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