Accession Number : ADA184501

Title :   Improvement of Combat Performance for Existing and Future Aircraft: Conference Proceedings of the Flight Mechanics Panel Symposium Held in Treviso, Italy on 14-17 April 1986.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

PDF Url : ADA184501

Report Date : Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Design requirements are heavily dependent on the individual mission profile. The Deep Penetration mission requires high thrust levels, low radar cross-sections, sophisticated ECM-equipment and smart stand-off weapons. Close Air Support needs high flexibility according to changing special scenarios. Air-to Air requires early target recognition, Beyond Visual Range fighting capability, high climb rates and maximum speed, and also high agility if close-in combat is to be considered. A reduction of life-cycle cost is always a prime requirement and should be achieved through a high degree of reliability and easy maintainability. Keywords: Aerodynamics; Propulsion; Structures and Materials; Guidance, Control and Avionics.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, AERODYNAMICS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, AVIONICS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE