Accession Number : AD0892139

Title :   Air Interdiction: Models for Armed Reconnaissance in a Permissive Environment.

Descriptive Note : Tactical division note,

Corporate Author : ANSER ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Van Arman, Donald

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The report analyzes a munitions and time-limited hunt for targets of opportunity: e.g., the hunt for truck convoys by a self-contained adverse-weather/night attack (SCANA) aircraft. Stochastic models are formulated for various situations in which one or more strikes are made on targets encountered. Among factors considered in these models are target density, target ability to hide, target size, hunter ability to detect targets, false targets, munitions carried, munitions effectiveness, time per strike, and hunt time. Attrition is not considered. Various munitions allocation strategies are defined and examined with respect to their effects on expected damage per hunt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*KILL PROBABILITIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AERIAL GUNNERY, CARGO VEHICLES), (*NIGHT WARFARE, AERIAL GUNNERY), DETECTION, MISSION PROFILES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE