Statement of Task

This study should determine the technological requirements, operational changes, and combat service support structure necessary to land and support forces ashore. A comprehensive evaluation of the packaging, sealift, and distribution network should identify critical nodes and operations that affect timely insertion of fuels, ammunition, water, medical supplies, food, vehicles, and maintenance parts and tool blocks. This study should determine specific changes required to relieve these critical nodes and support forces ashore, from assault through follow-on echelonment. Implementable changes to existing support systems and the development of innovative new systems and technologies to land and sustain dispersed units from the shoreline to 200 miles inland are needed.



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