3. Futuristic Combined Arms Warfare

Anyone who studies military history and tactics will come upon the concept of “combined arms” operations – the skillful maneuvering of infantry and armor, supported by artillery and airpower, to achieve victory. What changes will the future bring to warfare? In a futuristic setting the capabilities of the different combat arms will be greatly increased over those of recent history.

The trend in warfare has been that technological increases in firepower are countered by dispersion, mobility, armor protection, fortifications, camouflage, and more recently, by technological countermeasures. Recent history has focused particularly on armored vehicles.

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