Accession Number : ADA195290

Title :   Looking for a Fight.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Grimes, Barney A , III

PDF Url : ADA195290

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The helicopter is acknowledged as a significant ground force multiplier. Now that the helicopter is air-to-air (ATA) capable and essentially all night/weather/mission capable, it has become a significant air force multiplier. What are the threat and friendly plans for its integration into the counter air plan and what has been done as of 1988 to incorporate these capabilities by the US Army, US Air Force, and the threat? The paper reaches numerous conclusions and makes several recommendations to correct doctrine and the operational employment of these new assets by the US Army and US Air Force.

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, AIR FORCE, MISSIONS, NIGHT, PLANNING, WEATHER, THREATS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ATTACK AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, MILITARY TACTICS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Helicopters
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE