Accession Number : ADA118917

Title :   A Conceptual Design for Modeling the Air War in Central Europe.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cole,Dennis L

PDF Url : ADA118917

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to enhance the effectiveness of the McClintic Theater Model (MTM) as a teaching tool at the operational art level, based on Air Force management of air combat power in a Central European conflict. US/NATO Tactical Air Doctrine, Command and Control relationships, and air assets are examined and analyzed, followed by a similar treatment of their Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact counterparts. Factors which affect air operations are related to overall air combat MTM - compatible model of a Central European Air War is developed, emphasizing operational art level decision-making and interaction of opposing blue and red strategies. The resulting conceptual design is intended to serve as a baseline for further development work, providing a consistent source of relationships and factors which can be integrated into an MTM NATO War Game, thereby providing future top-level Army leaders with a clear picture of how the Air Force manages its combat power in the Air-Land Battle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *War games, *Aerial warfare, *Operational effectiveness, *Tactical warfare, *Land warfare, Theater level operations, Integrated systems, Military force levels, Optimization, Decision making, Military doctrine, Military strategy, Interdiction, Models, Central Europe, Military forces(Foreign), Military forces(United States), Warsaw Pact countries, Air Force training, Instructional materials

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE