FM 3-14: SPACE SUPPORT TO ARMY OPERATIONS
Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.
This manual establishes guidance for employing space capabilities to support U.S. Army land warfighting dominance. It provides a general overview of space capabilities, reviews the direction for using space for national security purposes, and outlines the relevance of particular space capabilities to Army operations.
The doctrine in this manual documents Army thought for the best use of space capabilities. It provides traditional doctrine and a basis for advancing intellectual discussion and improvement of practical applications of space capabilities. This manual also contains tactics, techniques, and procedures outlining how to plan, prepare for, and execute space operations. The appendixes contain additional relevant information concerning use of space capabilities.
Space has domain characteristics vastly different from air, land, and sea. It would be misleading to capture in this document all that is done now with space and imply that is the end of it. New capabilities are commonplace in the space domain. Therefore, this manual is not a definitive "desktop" handbook for soldiers. It is important that soldiers continue to look to the future with responsiveness, adaptability, and flexibility toward what space can bring.
This manual applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG), and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). All soldiers, particularly senior operational commanders, their staffs, and space operations subject matter experts, will use this manual. Army forces will likely deploy this doctrine as part of a joint, interagency, or multinational military operation. Therefore, while this manual supports Army operations, it does so in the context of Army operations as part of a joint, interagency, or multinational task force.
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