Hezbollah may also field weapons
systems that could evade David's Sling, such as anti-ship cruise missiles used in a land attack role.
From now on, he said, the Pentagon should "develop technology and field weapons
that are affordable, versatile and relevant to the most likely and lethal threats in the decades to come; not just more expensive and exotic versions of what we had in the past.
By publicly demonstrating the capability to rapidly develop and field weapons
systems that are simultaneously inexpensive, simple, and technologically advanced, you provided our enemies, the Minotaur-Squids of the Indigo Zone, with an example they could follow, and which they did indeed follow.
Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) liaison offices to more quickly field weapons
systems and support technologies.
Goldblade unleash the musical equivalent of a full-on beach assault incorporating heavy artillery, landing craft and an assortment of nuclear field weapons
With a mandate to help DoD scientists and engineers develop, test and field weapons
systems faster and more efficiently, the MSRC relies on some of the world's newest, most scalable and most powerful supercomputers.
But aircraft will continue to field weapons
specially designed to tune into and target radar, given that some air-defense systems may be a lot more sophisticated than simply a couple of older radars mounted on trucks.
The country's ground-troop strength has been cut in half-to 2 million-since the seventies, and most of its soldiers field weapons
that are a quarter-century old.
However, it must be stressed that they are intended for special force applications only: it is not intended that they should become standard field weapons
The inability to rapidly field weapons
is a consequence of a procurement system that financially rewards delays, he added.
Combat identification capabilities will become increasingly important as we field weapons
systems designed to see deeper, shoot further and deliver ordnance on target faster.
The Army, like the other services, is under growing pressure from the Defense Department to field weapons
that can pinpoint and hit enemy targets precisely, without causing indiscriminate civilian casualties.