A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 4444


Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVsfor advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behindsurveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platformsis recommended.

Improvised Munitions Handbook – Learn How to Make Explosive Devices & Weapons from Scratch (Warfare Skills Series)

Illustrated & With Clear Instructions

Author: U.S. Department of Defense

Publisher: Madison & Adams Press

ISBN: 8026877209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

View: 2773


This manual provides detailed explanation of manufacturing munitions from seemingly innocuous locally available materials. As an official army manual, it was primarily intended to increase the potential of Special Forces and guerrilla troops, however, “Improvised Munitions Handbook” represents perfect reading for all arms enthusiasts, as well as civilians considering their safety. This edition offers simple instructions, enriched with a large number of illustrations, on various techniques for constructing many different weapons and devices made of materials that can be bought in a drug or hardware store or found in a junkyard. The instructions are presented in a way that even people normally not familiar with making and handling munitions can use them. Table of Contents: Explosives and Propellants Plastic Explosive Filler Improvised Black Powder Carbone Tet- Explosive Methyl Nitrate Dynamite Urea Nitrate Explosive Sodium Chlorate and Sugar or Aluminum Explosive… Mines and Grenades Nail Grenade Wine Bottle Cone Charge Coke Bottle Shaped Charge… Small Arms Weapons and Ammunitions Pipe Pistol for 9 mm Ammunition Shotgun (12 gauge) Carbine (7.62 mm Standard Rifle Ammunition) Rifle Cartridge… Mortars and Rockets Shotgun Grenade Launcher Fire Bottle Launcher 60 mm Mortar Projectile Launcher… Incendiary Devices Chemical Fire Bottle Gelled Flame Fuels Improvised White Flare Improvised White Smoke Munitions… Fuses, Detonators & Delay Mechanisms Electric Bulb Initiator Fuse Igniter from Book Matches Delay Igniter from Cigarette Watch Delay Timer Can-Liquid Time Delay Detonator… Miscellaneous Mousetrap Switch Knife Switch Rope Grenade Launching Technique Bicycle Generator Power Source Improvised Battery Armor Materials… Primary High Explosives Secondary High Explosives

Jane's Weapons


Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630599

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8755


'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Joint Publication 1-02)

Author: Joint Chiefs of Staff,Office Secretary of Defense,U. S. Department of Defense

Publisher: Military Bookshop

ISBN: 9781782666066

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 3175


The Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. This edition of JP 1-02 has been published in two basic parts: A. Terms and definitions. These are annotated with the source publication. B. Abbreviations and acronyms. The source publication establishes the authoritative context for proper understanding and management of the associated term.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118785568

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2639


A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Building Partner Capabilities for Coalition Operations

Author: Jennifer D. P. Moroney,Nancy E. Blacker,Renee Buhr,James McFadden,Cathryn Quantic Thurston

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083304429X

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

View: 6627


Ongoing operations and emerging mission requirements place a heavy burden on Army resources, resulting in capability gaps that the Army is unable to fill by itself. One solution is to build the appropriate capabilities in allies and partner armies through focused security cooperation. To do this, Army planners need a more comprehensive understanding of the capability gaps and a process for matching those gaps with candidate partner armies.

Insurgency & Terrorism

Inside Modern Revolutionary Warfare

Author: Bard E. O'Neill

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574883350

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 6119


Insurgency may be the most prevalent type of armed conflict since the organization of political communities. This systematic format for analyzing and comparing insurgency is designed for use by observers, scholars, students, military personnel, and government analysts.

Small Arms Survey 2010

Gangs, Groups, and Guns

Author: Small Arms Survey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521197112

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 535


`As demonstrated in the Samll Arms Survey 2010, addressing the factors that trigger conflicts and fuel gang vioence has a much more lasting---and constructive---impact than simply incarcerating or marginalizing members of street gangs and armed groups.' Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime `The Small Arms Survey 2010 provides further evidence that efforts to address gangs and gangs violence must encompass a wide range of measures---including not only targeted law enforcement tactics and illicit gun interdiction, but also prevention and youth developemnt initiatives. In the long term, we must address the factors that lead young people to join gangs in the first place.' Director, Office of Gang Reduction asd Youth Developemnt, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles `The Small Arms Survey 2010: Gangs, Groups, and Gums documents the scope, seriousness, and persistence of gangs and armed groups.' Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago The Small Arms Survey 2010 reviews a range of issues related to gangs and armed groups, focusing on their use of voilence, as well as emerging efforts to address the damage they inflict on socity. The volume includes studies of prison gangs, girls in gangs, and pro-government groups; it also features case studies from Ecuador and Southern Sudan. Rounding out the book is original research on the global ammunition trade and on options for controlling illicite firearm transfers by air. The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principle source of public information on all aspect of small arms and armed violence and as a resource centre for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.

NATO's Northeastern Flank

Emerging Opportunities for Engagement

Author: Christopher S. Chivvis,Raphael S. Cohen,Bryan Frederick,Daniel S. Hamilton,F. Stephen Larrabee,Bonny Lin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780833094643

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 2069


This report examines the impact of renewed tension between NATO and Russia on key allies and partners in central and northeastern Europe to identify how changes in their interests, strategies, and capabilities affect U.S. partnering in the region.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

V. 7, T-V

Author: United States. Naval History Division

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160020384

Category: History

Page: 755

View: 9827


This volume gives historical sketches of ships whose assigned names begin with T through V. Includes an appendix on tank landing ships. American citizens, U.S. Navy veterans, students and historians interested in naval fighting ships may be interested in this volume. Other related products: Undersea Warfare: Official Magazine of the United States Submarine Force print subscription can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/node/34839/edit Anchor of Resolve: A History of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Fifth Fleet can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00241-0 Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 6: R Through S, Appendices, Submarine Chasers, Eagle-Class Patrol Craft can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00056-5 An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/041-015-00294-5?ctid=539 Fundamentals of War Gaming --Paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00299-1 --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00269-0 The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet: Honoring 100 Years of Global Partnerships and Security --Hardcover format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-046-00245-2

Banning Landmines

Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security

Author: Jody Williams,Stephen D. Goose,Mary Wareham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742571173

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 1238


Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and two other long-time leaders of the mine ban movement, Stephen Goose and Mary Wareham, this book features contributions by grassroots activists, diplomatic negotiators, mine survivors, arms experts, and human rights defenders.


A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad

Author: Stephen Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781425751722

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 3594


Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad by Stephen Phillips EOD "It's a lot like brain surgery, except if we screw up the patient detonates .Oh yeah, and we do it underwater." - A Navy EOD Technician 2008 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal Recipient The Sailors of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community "perform under pressure" in the hazardous job of bomb disposal, often deep beneath the sea .alone. An EOD Technician must have the brains of an engineer, the hands of a surgeon, and the courage of a martyr. In the U.S. Navy, carrier flight operations only occur under the watchful eye of EOD Techs ready to respond to ordnance accidents. U.S. Marines assault enemy beachheads only after EOD Techs clear the littoral seas and landing zones of mines. The U.S. Secret Service even relies on military bomb squads to protect the President and visiting foreign dignitaries. Perhaps the best testimony of their value is that when the Navy needs to place a limpet mine under an enemy ship it tasks the Navy SEALs, but to respond to such an attack the Navy summons EOD. Proximity highlights the exciting work of one EOD detachment as they become enmeshed in the efforts of a terrorist coalition operating both in Europe and the United States. Lieutenant "Jazz" Jascinski and the men of Detachment Four become the key to helping the FBI apprehend these terrorists - until their unique skills place them under suspicion. To protect themselves, the Techs must race to find the culprits before they become the next victims Advance Praises for Proximity: "Stephen Phillips is the real deal; a Navy EOD Officer and front line operator in the war against terrorism. Proximity is a well crafted thriller-- enthralling, realistic and frightening. Move over Tom Clancy." - CHUCK PFARRER, author of Warrior Soul and Killing Che "Steve Phillips is a member of a select group who live by the creed Initial success or total failure.' EOD Technicians are the special operations community's unsung heroes until now. Proximity is a great read and hopefully one of many more books by Phillips." - STEVE WATERMAN, author of Just a Sailor

IHS Jane's Land Warfare Platforms 2012 - 2013

Systems Upgrades

Author: Christopher F. Foss,Richard Stickland

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630131

Category: Reference

Page: 555

View: 7384


Land Warfare Platforms: System Upgrades provides unrivalled reference data on upgrade programs to land platforms and systems currently in service around the world

Reimagining the Character of Urban Operations for the U. S. Army

How the Past Can Inform the Present and Future

Author: Gian Gentile,David E. Johnson,Lisa Saum-Manning,Shara Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780833096074

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 1989


Provides a historical analysis of how militaries have deployed light and mechanized infantry with armored forces during close urban combat, to identify the comparative advantages and costs of this warfighting approach and lessons learned.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft: Development & Production 2016/2017


Author: Bill Gunston

Publisher: Ihs Jane's

ISBN: 9780710631770


Page: 1046

View: 2917


IHS Janes All the Worlds Aircraft: Development & Production provides exhaustive technical details of manned civil and military aircraft currently in development or production around the world. IHS Janes All the Worlds Aircraft: Development & Production delivers a comprehensive view of civil and military manned air platforms in development or production around the world, providing A&D businesses with the market intelligence that drives successful business development, strategy and product development activity, and military and security organizations with the critical technical intelligence that they need in order to develop and maintain an effective airborne capability advantage.