Accession Number : ADA300588

Title :   A Review of Fighter Aircraft Capability for Smart Bombs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : King, David R.

PDF Url : ADA300588

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This study examined potential alternatives and decision criteria for inclusion in a Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis to recommend an alternative for addressing existing DOD multi-role fighter capability to employ inertially guided smart bombs. A survey of literature and interviews with expens were used to collect requird information. An Analytical Hierarchy Process (MIP) decision model was developed for two feasible alternatives and four relevant decision criteriL The two feasible alternatives included either developing the BRU-53 smart bomb rack, or modifying F-15E conformal fuel tanks with additional smart interface wiring. Data on quantitative and qualitative decision criteria were collected to evaluate the alternatives.

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *GUIDED BOMBS, *SMART WEAPONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AIR FORCE, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, DOCUMENTS, HIERARCHIES, BOMBS, BOMB RACKS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE