On the Armada bookshelf. (Digest).
The Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare, including military airlift of cargo to further the national interests as was demonstrated in the Berlin Airlift.
From the Naval Institute Press, "The Precision Revolution" takes the reader into the depths of today's Global Positioning System Global Positioning System: see navigation satellite.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Precise satellite-based navigation and location system originally developed for U.S. military use. technology and its applications in military air warfare air warfare
Military operations conducted by airplanes, helicopters, or other aircraft against aircraft or targets on the ground and in the water. Air warfare did not become important until World War I (1914–18). . The authors, Michael Russell Rip and James M. Hasik, describe precision engagement as "the most well understood, and hence, most well liked, element of the emerging RMA (RealMedia Architecture) See RealMedia. [Revolution in Military Affairs The military concept of Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is a theory about the future of warfare, often connected to technological and organizational recommendations for change in the United States military and others. ]". This study explores a brief history of military air and space navigation, with in-depth coverage of the systems involved, the Russian Glonass--global navigation system--and weapon systems and their uses in anti-terrorism and counter-proliferation. Tables, glossaries, charts, images and technical narration abound in this 550-pluspage edition. The Precision Revolution is not for the weak of heart, rather a trealise on the full spectrum of GPS and its role in aerial warfare that should grace the reference library of any professional with a need-to-know. Published June 2002, the book covers GPS-guided activities as recent as those in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Gulf War.