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  Force multiplier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A force multiplier is a military term referring to a factor that dramatically increases (hence "multiplies") the combat effectiveness of a military force.
Modern Western militaries are highly force-multiplied forces, in that a relatively small number of troops can successfully defeat much larger numbers of less well-trained and equipped enemies.
In the 2003 War in Iraq, a smaller force achieved a much more difficult objective than in the 1991 Gulf War, because of advances in sensors, computers, and telecommunications.
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 Multiplier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Force multiplier, a factor that dramatically increases the combat-effectiveness of a given military force.
Lagrange multiplier, a scalar variable used in mathematics to solve an optimisation problem for a given constraint.
Fourier multiplier, an operator that multiplies the Fourier coefficients of a function by a specified function (known as the symbol).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Multiplier   (185 words)

 Remotely Piloted Vehicles-The Unexploited Force Multiplier
After Vietnam, GAO cited the principal reason for the lack of RPV use by the military to be "user apathy, the reluctance to replace manned aircraft with an unmanned air vehicle." After the dismal display of naval force projection in Lebanon in 1983, DOD refocused attention to the utility of RPVs on a modern battlefield.
Force Multiplier A. Timely intelligence B. RPV vs aircraft-relative costs C. Political advantages IV.
Statistics from Air Force's Tactical Air Commmand shows the cost of replenishment spare parts during the in-service life of an F-4E to be $3.5 million and for an F-15A to be $10.7 million, while depot costs are $7.7 million and $5.8 million respectively.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/library/reports/1989/TGD.htm   (3321 words)

 The Middle East - Dr. Louis Rene Beres
A force multiplier is a collection of related characteristics, other than weapons and force size, that make a military organization more effective in combat.
A force multiplier may be generalship; tactical surprise; tactical mobility; command and control system; etc. The presence of a force multiplier creates synergy.
In the matter of synergies, the IDF must also consider and look for "force multipliers." A force multiplier is a collection of related characteristics, other than weapons and force size, that make a military organization more effective in combat.
www.milnet.com /beres/correlation.html   (1089 words)

 AF2025 v2c3-1 | 2025 Aerospace Replenishment: The... | (Intro)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense.
Military forces may operate in either the air or space, and only a few will regularly make the transition between the two.
The interactions between these forces may be substantial, with space-based surveillance and reconnaissance assets routinely fusing data to air forces.
www.au.af.mil /au/2025/volume2/chap03/v2c3-1.htm   (1690 words)

 drill press force multiplier? | Ask MetaFilter
The force multier is the difference between the radius of the pinion gear and the length of the handle.
Multiply the length of the handle(R) by 2pi.
So, if you move the handle roughly 12 inches, and the bit moves 2 inches, that's a sixfold difference, and the force you apply to the handle is multiplied six times at the tip of the drill bit.
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 Weather as a Force Multiplier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 2025, US aerospace forces can "own the weather" by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications.
The team's findings were briefed to General Fogleman in June 1996 and to the Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Sheila Widnall, in July 1996.
The 2025 study was subsequently published in a collection of white papers consisting of an executive summary and 41 individual papers, totaling more than 3,300 pages of text.
www.uhuh.com /sky/forcex.htm   (2024 words)

 Force multiplier
force multiplier--A capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment.
He is the recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal in 1998 as well as the Air Force Commendation Medal in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
And I am supremely confident that he would be a force multiplier whereas Wilkes-Barre’s future is concerned.
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 Franchise Remedies: Franchise Force Multiplier Strategy (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Force multiplication in franchising is about the qualitative potential represented by a corps of a few hundred or several hundred of your own franchisees in the sense that they ought to represent your primary “go to” target market for your next franchise concept.
That is the acid test of any company’s qualification to become a force multiplier.
The value of the experienced franchisor is a qualitative force multiplier in the sense that survivability comes with the experience.
www.franchiseremedies.com.cob-web.org:8888 /franchise_force_multiplier_strategy.htm   (2713 words)

 Army Aviation : A Force Multiplier
The primary role of these Air OP flights was to act as ‘Eyes of Artillery’ and engage targets in depth which were not visible to ground observers.
The logistic support for far-flung Army posts in inaccessible high altitude terrain, where air-dropping by heavy fixed-wing aircraft previously was expensive and wasteful, opened the need for one to two tonne capacity utility helicopters which could lift loads from forward logistic areas at road-heads or helipads accessible to heavy utility helicopters.
The conversion of the erstwhile Air OP units with the Air Force into a total olive green aviation force opened new vistas of tactical involvement and battle utilisation.
mod.nic.in /samachar/jan15-02/html/ch2.htm   (1024 words)

 Deception: A Neglected Force Multiplier
Currently, up to 3O% of the Soviet forces are expected to be actively engaged in maskirovka.9 The techniques and methods employed are becoming more technical due primarily to the advanced methods for collection, detection, and analyzing.
Military libraries are filled with writings on deception yet we continue to provide only lip service to one of the most creditable of all force multipliers.
As a force multiplier it is without match and may be employed at every level of warfare.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1989/KMB.htm   (3482 words)

 Garud Commando Force'
The youngest special force of the services, Garud is a force multiplier raised with the intention of providing versatile military capability specific to the Indian Air force.
It was felt that the specialised training the air force would have provided such units would have to be repeated again and again for the replacement units.
So to address the need for a dedicated force, the Government of India had authorised a 1080 strong force to be raised in September 2003.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Special-Forces/Garud.html   (1166 words)

Their understanding and patience during the demanding research period were crucial to the project's success.
Therefore, our weather force support element (WFSE), which is a part of the commander in chief's (CINC) air operations center (AOC), is tasked to forecast storm paths and trigger or intensify thunderstorm cells over critical target areas that the enemy must defend with their aircraft.
Since our aircraft in 2025 have all-weather capability, the thunderstorm threat is minimal to our forces, and we can effectively and decisively control the sky over the target.
www.infowars.com /articles/science/weather_mod_own_weather_by_2025.htm   (1072 words)

 Force Multiplier
In the absence of friction, energy is conserved and the work done by the pulling person is equal to the work done on the holding people.
The person who is pulling moves a large distance and exerts a small force while the two bar holders each experience a large force over a small diatance.
Increasing the number of times the rope wraps around reduces the force and increases the distance even further.
www.exploratorium.edu /wsw/progress_snacks/force_multiplier/index.html   (170 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Cavalry Scouts Serve as Eyes, Ears of Task Force
The scouts, known for their role in providing reconnaissance to the task force commander, often fill in as a force multiplier during task force offensive operations.
As cavalry scouts, their job is to perform reconnaissance and report intelligence regarding enemy tactics and locations to the task force commander.
A pile of hand grenades found by the scout platoon of Task Force 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, won’t be used by anti-Iraqi forces.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jan2005/a012605wm3.html   (998 words)

 Lebanonwire.com | Airline Incidents: Fear as Force Multiplier
This powerful mandate on the defensive side is met, asymmetrically, on the offensive side by a force whose only requirements are to survive, issue threats and, occasionally, strike -- chiefly as a means of perpetuating its credibility.
There is an expectation that governments somehow must prevent all terrorist attacks, and when one occurs, there are political investigations into the cause of intelligence failures -- and on occasion, there is finger-pointing as well.
Though the unstated expectation is not altogether reasonable, it is a powerful political force -- and, therefore, politicians (and, to a certain extent, businesses) cannot avoid reckoning with it.
www.lebanonwire.com /0608MLN/06083021STR.asp   (1600 words)

 Army Aviation Corps
The Air OP organisation, over the years, evolved from a humble Auster aircraft force to a large all-helicopter fleet.
The men and machines, of the Army Aviation Corps, have done yeoman service during the two major wars and innumerable missions of mercy in peace time for which they have earned accolades far out of proportion to their small numbers.
The conversion of the erstwhile Air OP units with the Indian Air Force (IAF) into a total olive green aviation force opened new vistas of tactical involvement and battle utilisation.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/Articles/Article24.html   (1053 words)

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eg, an ASW helo on a frigate becomes a force multiplier, public fear as a by product of an explosion in a public place is a force multiplier for a terrorist, air to air refueling is a force multiplier..
Mark F RE:Force Multiplier - Jack Tar 1/5/2004 2:18:30 PM A frigate of say, 200 years ago was much more akin to what we today think of as a cruiser than what we associate with a modern frigate.
In the post-war USN a frigate was a large destroyer (too big to be a destroyer, not big enough to be a cruiser) where PW the RN adopted a system where a frigate was a small, usually second-rate ASW escort - now more of a general purpose escort type.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/8-1293.asp   (4171 words)

 Weather as a Force Multiplier: (Ch 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The capability of influencing the weather even on a small scale could change it from a force degrader to a force multiplier.
In 1957, the president's advisory committee on weather control explicitly recognized the military potential of weather-modification, warning in their report that it could become a more important weapon than the atom bomb.
Bad weather is obviously the enemy of the side that seeks to launch projects requiring good weather, or of the side possessing great assets, such as strong air forces, which depend upon good weather for effective operations.
twm.co.nz /militawm.htm   (971 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Special Operations: Force Multiplier in Anti-Terror War
Army, Air Force and Navy special operators have proved their worth in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, noted Thomas O'Connell, assistant secretary of defense for special operations/low intensity conflict.
These troops, O'Connell pointed out, are conducting combat missions, strategic reconnaissance, psychological, civil affairs, counternarcotics, and training operations worldwide in support of the global war on terrorism.
The concept of joint operations is embedded in special operations doctrine, O'Connell said, noting special operations forces "are clearly a force multiplier."
www.defenselink.mil /news/Nov2003/n11132003_200311136.html   (523 words)

 Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025
This is particularly true for aerospace forces, for while weather may affect all mediums of operation, it operates in ours.
They are similar, however, in that none are currently employed or envisioned for employment by our operational forces.
They are also similar in their potential value for the war fighter of the future, as we hope to convey in the following chapters.
www.airapparent.ca /library/abstract/weatherasforce_owning2025.htm   (1093 words)

 In Memory of DU Deaths :: Choice Changes :: Conscious Choices for a better world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A force multiplier is a technological method to multiply the aggressiveness and lethality of an armed force.
The American generals and senior politicians are addicted to the incredible lethality and force multiplier properties of depleted uranium.
The purpose of the illegal uranium weapons is to multiply the effectiveness of a smaller force by killing or maiming the enemy continuously, after the initial battle is over.
www.choicechanges.com /modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=594   (2696 words)

 Software as a Force Multiplier - July 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We still have some forces forward deployed, but not in the same concentration that we had, and our focus is anywhere that is required.
And so it is our projection from bases in the states that provides the support for the troops who do the fighting.
As a result, more importance is applied to software's role as a very direct enabler of our effective performance from our stateside installations in support of the tactical forces in distant countries.
www.stsc.hill.af.mil /crosstalk/1994/07/xt94d07a.asp   (3277 words)

 Cadets - Force Multiplier to the Dominica Police Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
See photo slide of cadets in action as a selected group of senior cadets were mobilized to extend their services to the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force during the intervals of Carnival celebrations February 27 and 28, 2006.
This initiative proposed by Lt. Robin appears to have been well received by the managment of the Police Force and especially by the on-duty police officers.
It is my guess that this precedence has not existed in any other Caribbean island in which Cadets are located.
www.da-academy.org /cadet_multiplier.html   (155 words)

 Acquisition Force-Multiplier - Diann L. McCoy - Military Information Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
She received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Wright State University in 1974 and a Master of Science in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978.
What this will ultimately achieve for the warfighter is the ability to ubiquitously “plug and play” with any access device and to minimize the current degree of separation from “sensor” to “shooter.” The improved access to needed information will enable our military forces to better achieve their military objectives.
In OIF, the improved intelligence and imagery capability and availability of Army ground force information on the network provided truly joint situational awareness for the first time that included all military services, red, blue, Special Operations Forces, and intelligence information for the warfighter.
www.military-information-technology.com /article.cfm?DocID=466   (3850 words)

 Analysis: Weather as a Force Multiplier - Owning the Weather by 2025
Those that believe in certain hoaxes on Internet conspiracy sites that involve topics such as radar anomalies, "chemtrails", and weather control, often will cite an Air Force document as evidence that the Air Force has a weather control program in place and may already be controlling the weather.
The Air Force document they are speaking of, called Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather by 2025, is real and was written and published in 1996.
The inaccuracy is the radical and incorrect interpretation that some conspiracy theorists place on the document.
www.letxa.com /issue_2025.php   (1018 words)

 Technology force multiplier for Special Operations Joint Force Quarterly - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A relatively small number of carefully selected, capable, well-trained, and well-led people are the key to that high quality.
Although SOF operators, regardless of mission or service, remain the essence of the force, they often rely on advanced technology to achieve superior speed, stealth, precision, survivability, and lethality.
The radio was designed and prototyped by USSOCOM in response to a specific SOF requirement but has become a standard radio for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KNN/is_40/ai_n16346109   (825 words)

 Weather Weapons - A Present Reality
As the preceding chapters have shown, weather-modification is a force multiplier with tremendous power that could be exploited across the full spectrum of war-fighting environments...
By scientific definition, the missiles, tank penetrators and bunker busting bombs unleashed against Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. and British forces in the so-called war on terror are nuclear weapons.19 Refuse from radioactive weaponry does not disperse, but remains in the atmosphere organotoxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic to all living flesh for 4.5 billion years.
According to the US Navy and Air Force, co-sponsors of the project, “to observe the complex natural variations of Alaska’s ionosphere.” As well, admit the Pentagon, to develop new forms of communications and surveillance technologies to enable the military to send signals to nuclear submarines and to peer deep underground.
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