Accession Number : ADA242820

Title :   Evaluating Airborne Warning and Control System Strategy and Tactics as They Relate to Simulated Mission Events.

Descriptive Note : Final technical paper May 90-Jan 91,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Dalrymple, Mathieu A.

Report Date : NOV 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Before simulated Defensive Counter Air (DCA) mission events can be related to evaluations of individual and team decision-making strategies, these events and strategies must be identified. Attacks by enemy aircraft on friendly territory and changes in Rules Of Engagement (ROE) make up the primary mission events. Individual and team decision-making strategies take into account concepts of flexibility, capabilities/limitations, constraints, maneuverability, responsiveness, and mobility. Team strategies include: (1) classical lane defense, (2) Navy chain saw, (3) DCA fighter sweeps, (4) use of aerial refueling, (5) search and rescue (SAR), and (6) apportioning individual workloads based upon a team member's strengths and weaknesses. Individual strategies and tactics fit within the framework of laid-out team strategies. They include: (1) developing situational awareness (S/A), (2) establishing priorities, (3) controlling the pace of work, (4) applying target approach tactics, (5) tracking resources, and (6) maintaining engagement and readiness states. Evaluation takes a systems approach. The inputs are the mission events, and the outputs are the results. Evaluating the results consists of examining how effective were the chosen strategies and how efficiently resources were employed. (Author)

Descriptors :   AIRBORNE WARNING AND CONTROL SYSTEM, AIRCRAFT, ATTACK, AWARENESS, CHAINS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, ENEMY, JET FIGHTERS, MANEUVERABILITY, MILITARY TACTICS, MISSIONS, NAVY, REFUELING IN FLIGHT, RESCUES, RESOURCES, SAWS, SIMULATION, STRATEGY, STRENGTH(GENERAL), SYSTEMS APPROACH, TARGETS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TRACKING, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE