Accession Number : ADA194399

Title :   F-15/F-16 Mixed Aggressor Force for the Future.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Rumohr, Mark M ; West, Gary C

PDF Url : ADA194399

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Headquarters, Tactical Air Command is considering a replacement aircraft for the aging F-5E Aggressor aircraft. This study proposes an F-15/F-16 mixed force as the best replacement choice. Historical justification for the Aggressor force is reviewed. Evaluation of Soviet threat comparisons, operational and cost benefits of the mixed force, and proposed changes to Aggressor training syllabi are analyzed. The study concludes the F-15/F-16 mixed Aggressor force offers the TAF maximum benefits for realistic threat emulation, operational flying hours savings, and cost benefits. Keywords: Jet fighters, Weapon mixes, Mission profiles.

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, AIRCRAFT, BENEFITS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT, MISSION PROFILES, REPLACEMENT, SAVINGS, SIMULATION, TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, THREATS, USSR, WEAPON MIXES, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE