Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

III.M.03. Rapid Obstacle Creation, Reduction, and Planning. Provide the capability to effectively plan and execute engineer countermobility missions within the maneuver commander’s decision window, while reducing troop requirements by 50 percent, time by 75 percent, and quantities of explosives (for selected mission) by 60 percent. By the end of FY95, develop techniques or methodologies of rapid obstacle creation immediately following last use by friendly forces. By the end of FY96, demonstrate the technologies required to enable combat engineers to rapidly create or reduce obstacles at bridges, bunkers, and in urban environments, reducing troop risk, troops required (2-4 vs 5-10) and deployment time (15-30 vs 30-120 minutes). By the end of FY97, provide a suite of software algorithms that accurately evaluates the effect of different engineer counter-mobility employment options for incorporation into Maneuver Control System.

Supports: Requirements from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command; PM OPTADS–ABCS, TECCS; and design criteria, material specifications, and technical guidance for the update cycle of FM 5-2-250 "Explosives and Demolitions," FM 5-34 "Engineer Field Data," FM 5-25 "Engineer Logistics and Field Data," FM 31-100 "Denial Operations and Barriers," and TM 43-0001-38 "Army Ammunition Data Sheets for Demolitions Materials."

William Marcuson Don Artis Bill Adams
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