Accession Number : ADA306883

Title :   Combat Air Power: Funding Priority for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses May Be too Low.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA306883

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In March 1996, the General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a classified report on the Department of Defense's (DOD) requirements, capabilities, and plans for conducting airborne suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD). This is an unclassified summary of that report. Airborne SEAD has been a critical component of U.S. combat alr power fo many years. As part of a broad effort to assess the current and projected U.S. combat air power capabilities, GAO sought to determine whether: (1) SEAD is important in the current and anticipated national security environment and (2) SEAD capabilities will be adequate in terms of the anticipated threats.

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *AIR POWER, *FINANCE, *DEFENSE SUPPRESSION, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, AIRBORNE, ENEMY, SUPPRESSION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE