Accession Number : ADA328154

Title :   Carrier Air Wing Surge Operations: A Revolution in Strike Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Boullianne, Edmond L.

PDF Url : ADA328154

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This paper provides an analysis of Carrier Air Wing Surge Operations and its potential contribution to the operational art. The paper first explains Surge Operations and how it fits into the overall Naval Aviation Revolution in Strike Warfare. It examines the Surge concept with respect to the basic principles of war and offers some insights on how the concept will be best utilized. It discusses Surge Operations contribution to operational fires and how carrier aviation can conduct operational fires throughout the entire spectrum of war from tactical to strategic. The paper also illustrates how Carrier Air Wing Surge Operations will effect the center of gravity for U.S. and friendly forces and the challenges faced by potential adversaries in attacking the Carrier Battle Group. Additionally, the paper evaluates the Surge concept in both static and maneuver warfare scenarios. Finally, it examines weaknesses in the Surge Operations Concept and offers some potential remedies.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL AVIATION, *STRIKE WARFARE, ACCURACY, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, MANEUVERS, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE