Accession Number : ADP005717

Title :   Computer Aided Tactics for Air Combat,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE PLC WARTON (ENGLAND) MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, N.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness with an acceptable crew workload, the new generation of NATO fighter aircraft will contain a significant degree of automation and computer support to the crew. One key area of support is computer aided tactics, which help the crewman to assess the complex air battle situation, select appropriate targets, and plan the best method of attack. This paper describes a microcomputer tactical aid called MITAC, which has been produced by British Aerospace as part of a programme on mission management aids. By computing a range of possible aircraft and missile flight paths and processing the results through a sequence of tactical rules, MITAC can offer the crewman useful advice on recommended attacks and their consequences. It provides a good insight into the sort of facility that could be available in next generation fighter cockpits.

Descriptors :   *AERIAL WARFARE, PILOTS, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY TACTICS, JET FIGHTERS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS, ALGORITHMS, DETECTORS, AUTOMATION, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE