Force multiplier

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A force multiplier is a technology, operating doctrine, or combination of techniques that, in the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff definition, "...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.[1] Examples of force multipliers for all kinds of warfare include low observability (i.e., stealth), precision guided munitions, network-centric warfare, swarming (military) in appropriate situations and airborne command & control.

In air warfare, force multipliers include airborne C3I in aircraft, multirole fighters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

For combat on the ground, force multipliers include GPS, night vision, special operations forces, precision-guided munitions and a common operational picture.

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