Chapter III. Technology Transition
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

5. Low Intensity Conflict/Operations Other Than War

Due to the changing world situation, Low Intensity Conflict (LIC), and Operations Other Than War (OOTW) (i.e., Humanitarian Assistance, Peacekeeping Operations, and Peace Enforcement) are becoming increasingly important areas that must be addressed by the development community. This is reflected in the Combat Maneuver Annex (Close Combat Light) to the AMP. New technology is being used to develop systems which support the LIC/OOTW mission. This usually equates in operational terms to equipment being lighter, smaller, more mobile, and less detectable. In each section of this chapter, where appropriate, ties to the Close Combat Light mission area are noted. Additional material is presented in Chapter III in a separate Close Combat Light section (III-H).