Accession Number : ADA263675

Title :   The Role of the F-117 Stealth Fighter in Special Operations.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gonyea, Gregory T.

Report Date : 23 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Special operations, as the name implies, are not routine or normal. Neither is the F-117 Stealth Fighter. This paper discusses special operations doctrine, Air Force special operations doctrine, and the applicability of the F-117 to special operations. The capabilities, unit training programs, combat performance, and future developments of the aircraft are used to justify increased integration of the F-117 and special operations communities. The F-117 can offer significant capabilities to the special operations arena. However, many limitations apply. This paper recommends F-117 representation on special operations staff and increased joint exercises to implement F-117 integration in limited special operations activities.

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, COMMUNITIES, INTEGRATION, LIMITATIONS, TRAINING, WARFARE, SPECIAL FORCES.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE