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Title United States Air Force Precision Engagement Against Mobile Targets: Is Man In or Out?
Published Ft. Belvoir Defense Technical Information Center JUN 2000
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Description 1 online resource (100 pages)
Summary Recent airpower operations revealed a deficiency in the United States Air Force's ability to precisely attack mobile targets at standoff ranges with minimal collateral damage. Future airpower operations will be executed in politically sensitive strategic environments and thus will require the ability to precisely destroy mobile targets that may have been strategically placed by an adversary in areas with a high risk of collateral damage. Current air-to-ground guided weapon systems, including man-in-the-loop guidance weapon systems, have limited collateral reduction' capabilities and future autonomous precision standoff weapon systems may increase the risk and uncertainty associated with collateral damage due to technology limitations. The acquisition of a precision standoff man-in-the-loop weapon system through the modification of current weapon systems or the acquisition of a new weapon system may provide the United States Air Force a critically needed air-to-ground capability against mobile target in a high-risk collateral damage environment
Subject Air power.
Military Aircraft Operations.
Moving targets.
Acquisition.
Air force.
Air to surface.
Damage.
Environments.
Man machine systems.
Risk.
Target Direction, Range and Position Finding.
Uncertainty.
United states.
Weapon systems.
Form Electronic book
Author Kosan, Keith J
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES