Accession Number : ADA194243

Title :   Tactical Air Force Night/Adverse Weather Training.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kittles, Charles A

PDF Url : ADA194243

Report Date : 16 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Currently the United States military forces face adversaries that are committed to around the clock combat operations. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have initiated joint programs to equip and train our forces to effectively combat the threat . The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have not fully met that challenge. This study seeks to examine the U.S. Air Force commitment to that challenge. Following a threat statement, a historical review of selected fighter mishaps will set the stage for a brief look at lessons learned from these mishaps. Previous studies on night tactical warfare and the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) system will provide additional background data for identification and discussion of unresolved issues. The draft concept of training (COT) documents for the LANTIRN equipped F-16C/D and F-15E will also be reviewed prior to a discussion of both old and new issues. Recommendations and conclusions regarding the U.S. Air Force commitment to counter the threat -- day or night -- conclude this study.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT WARFARE, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, BACKGROUND, CLOCKS, INFRARED RADIATION, LOW ALTITUDE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NAVIGATION, NIGHT, TARGETING, THREATS, TRAINING, WARFARE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, NIGHT, ATTACK, WEATHER, JET FIGHTERS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE