Accession Number : ADA115687

Title :   Effect of the Visual Identification Requirement on Employment of the F-15 in the NATO Theatre.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,Danny R

PDF Url : ADA115687

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The effectiveness of F-15 operation in the NATO environment is dependent on the employment rules of engagement (ROE). The necessity to visually identify an unknown prior to missile employment has neutralized the advantage of superior avionic and missile systems possessed by the F-15. F-15 effectiveness under two employment ROEs were evaluated: VID (Visual Identification) employment: requires visual identification of the unknown prior to missile employment; and BVR (Beyond Visual Range) employment: assumes the unknown to be hostile; therefore, provides for missile employment at the earliest opportunity.

Descriptors :   *Identification systems, *Visual surveillance, *Avionics, *Air superiority fighters, Airborne warning and control system, Jet fighters, Deployment, Air launched, Air to air missiles, NATO, Theater level operations, Theses

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE