- Hardcover: 552 pages
- Publisher: Naval Inst Pr; 1 edition (July 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1557509735
- ISBN-13: 978-1557509734
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Precision Revolution: Gps and the Future of Aerial Warfare 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
Customers who bought this item also bought
"...an excellent book for readers involved with munitions, navigation, and advanced air and space systems." -- Air & Space Journal, Winter 2003
"...essential reading for anyone with an interest in the system that has revolutionized navigation and air warfare." -- Air International, August 2002
"One of the most exciting and profound strategic studies to come along for some time." -- Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy, 6-7, 2002
From the Publisher
Advance praise for The Precision Revolution: The authors know more about this subject than anyone else outside the intelligence community and have produced a work that is up to snuff and up to date. . . . I positively recommend it. --Prof. Michael Handel, Naval War College
To their credit the authors discuss the shortcomings as well as the strengths of GPS. This book should be required reading for senior officials in the defense planning, funding development, and procurement cycles. --Rear Adm. Julian Lake, USN (Ret.), electronic warfare specialist
Michael Rip and James Hasik have produced a sweeping survey of the technologies of precision navigation and attack and an encyclopedic account of their combat employment throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Authoritatively written, lavishly illustrated, rich in operational and technical detail, and balanced in its treatment of capabilities and limitations, their book offers a major contribution to a more informed understanding of the new and heightened role of air and space systems in modern warfare. --Benjamin S. Lambeth, Senior staff member, RAND, and author of The Transformation of American Air Power
"An impressive compilation of how the military came to grips with the precision employment of aerospace weaponry. The authors draw on a variety of sources to tell the story in both an authoritative and entertaining fashion. Sure to be a standard reference." --Dr. Richard P. Hallion, author of Storm over Iraq
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Two sections of this book are particularly instructive. The chapter on the history of military navigation sets the table for the remaining topics. It also answers the question, "What is so important about navigation, anyway?" The chapter on future policy implications reveals how precision is not a panacea - but an effective tool for specific tasks.
This book should be read by everyone interested and/or involved with military operations, aquisition, logistics, and strategy.