The development of the Mission Area Analysis process by the Army to critically assess future needs has become instrumental in focusing technology in a timely manner on realistic problems. Despite the massive modernization the Army air defenses are experiencing, threat issues such as the attack helicopter and improved low altitude performance make the force sensitive to diverse attack plans. Technology opportunities in command, control and communications, weapon system performance and family survivability are identified and thrust areas are suggested.
Donald R. Peterson,
"Future Directions In Air Defense", Proc. SPIE 0317, Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits, (2 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933139; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933139