of the force, which is the justification set forth by the
The brigades did successfully bridge the deployability
gap between light and heavy forces; but they failed to bridge the more profound capability gap: a lack of competency in low-intensity conflict.
During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the Army continued to experiment with the incorporation of new technology to improve the effectiveness of the division and increase its strategic deployability
. During this timeframe, the Army focused on technology to enhance the division's ability to see the battlefield and effectively command and control land forces using cutting-edge sensors and information systems and improved communications systems.
The ULCV will allow the airborne IBCT to retain and exploit the initiative by enabling rapid, extended maneuver on the ground, without significantly diminishing the strategically important rapid deployability
and small logistic footprint of the force.
The command will strive to continue developing and maintaining the highest quality JECC members and sustaining their deployability
as they look forward to future joint force requirements.
: Although Bulgaria possesses nearly 40,000 servicemembers, it has no means to deploy and very limited means to sustain forces outside its borders.
Students at a rural Illinois grade school had the rare opportunity in May to learn how math and science education affects the global deployability
of the Department of Defense.
In addition, the progeny of new combat vehicles--the Stryker--achieved several goals for the Army: increased lethality with decreased weight, increased deployability
without sacrificing vulnerability, and a reduced requirement for logistical support (pp.
The CEW aims to create a database of civilians tabulated by occupation and arranged into several deployability
categories: Emergency Essential; Non-Combat Essential; Capability-Based Essential; Capability-Based Former Employee Volunteer Corps; and Key Employees.
But in the end, the ease of deployability
was the deciding factor, and General Motors (partnered as a major subcontractor under Boeing), won the bid.
There are 3860 Army personnel classified as PUD - personnel unable to deploy - with a further 8190 regarded as being of "limited deployability
" for medical reasons".
Apart from the ethical and legal issues-such as the Laws of War and the Rules of Engagement--which may initially limit the use of autonomous military robots, there are technical issues that must be considered, since they will affect practical deployability
. The primary one that comes to mind is that of security, both of communication to and from the robotic unit as well as accessibility of its programs by unauthorized personnel; particularly, enemy interests.