Accession Number : AD0862188

Title :   Tac-Air Analytical Studies. Volume IV. Analysis of a Steady State Solution to a Two-Sided Interdiction Campaign.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LULEJIAN AND ASSOCIATES INC TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s) : Dunn, L. P.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A methodology for optimizing the offensive and defensive allocations employed over an extended interdiction and close support campaign is presented. The scenario considered is a two-sided air war in which both sides (Blue and Red) possess bombers and fighters. Bombers are allocated either to interdiction and close support targets or to air base strikes; fighters are allocated to air defense or fighter escort. Two payoffs are considered: the average rate of Blue interdiction sorties and the average rate of Red interdiction sorties. The optimizations are performed for the dominant player (Blue) assuming that Red knows the Blue strategy and uses his (Red's) optimal counter strategies to minimize each outcome. Given that the outcomes are determined over the entire Blue strategy space, a methodology is described for adjusting the outcome surfaces to satisfy a dual Blue objective specifying a minimum allowable average rate of Blue interdiction sorties and a maximum allowable average rate of Red interdiction sorties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, ATTACK BOMBERS), (*CLOSE SUPPORT, JET FIGHTERS), GAME THEORY, JET BOMBERS, AERIAL WARFARE, SURFACE TARGETS, TACTICAL BOMBING, ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, WAR GAMES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MILITARY STRATEGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INTERCEPTION.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE