Accession Number : ADA186624

Title :   B-52 Maritime Operations: The Anti-Surface Warfare Mission (ASUW).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Cook, Donald G ; Horne, Charles H ; Manning, Walter W

PDF Url : ADA186624

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : For the past 20 years, significant growth in Soviet naval force structure has occurred. Without question, this build up has allowed Soviet presence and influence to spread on a global scale. Our efforts to encounter this threat is of major concern. As a partner with the Navy, the Air Force can provide valuable assistance in successfully defending the Sea Lines of Communications. The B-52 represents a credible, long range weapon system capable of conducting the anti-surface warfare (ASUW) mission. This paper discusses the Soviet surface threat, how the navy presently counters the threat, and how the B-52 can be integrated into navel fleet operations.

Descriptors :   *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, AIR FORCE, GLOBAL, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), LONG RANGE(TIME), JET BOMBERS, MISSIONS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, NAVY, SCALE, SURFACE TARGETS, THREATS, USSR, VALUE, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE