FM 44-100 is the capstone doctrinal manual for the air defense battlefield operating system. It explains the Army's contributions to joint and multinational counterair and theater missile defense operations. It also addresses the full range of offensive and defensive actions to counter the air threat. This manual provides the doctrinal basis for integrating the air defense battlefield operating system into the planning and conduct of strategic, operational, and tactical levels of operations. FM 44-100 conforms to the doctrinal principles of FM 100-5 and Joint Pubs 3-01.2 and 3-01.5. The contents apply to Army forces worldwide. These Army forces must adapt the doctrine to the specific requirements of each theater.
FM 44-100 provides the doctrinal guidance for commanders, trainers, and leaders at all levels and is the basis for Army service school curricula development. This manual also provides the doctrinal basis for the implementation of air defense measures in all Army units. FM 44-100 is complemented by the tactics, techniques, and procedures in the 44-series of field manuals.
The proponent of this manual is the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 directly to Commandant, US Army Air Defense Artillery School, ATTN: ATSA-TAC-D, Fort Bliss, Texas 79916-3802.
This publication implements the following international standardization agreements (STANAGs):
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STANAG TITLE EDITION
3700 NATO Tactical Air Doctrine--ATP-33(B) 4 3805 Doctrine and Procedures for Airspace Control in 4 Time of Crisis and War--ATP-40(A) 3880 Counter Air Operations--ATP-42(B) 2
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