Accession Number : ADP006256

Title :   Technology and Design Considerations for an Advanced Theater Transport,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wible, Richard V.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Advanced Transport Technology Mission Analysis (ATTMA) program is a broad based on-going investigation of future theater airlift mission requirements and the technologies necessary to satisfy those requirements. The ATTMA study is an Aeronautical Systems Division, Deputy for Development Planning (ASD/XR) and Wright Research and Development Center, Technology Exploitation Directorate (WRDC/TX) joint initiative. This paper, which is based upon selected results of this study, addresses the design and technology issues posed by the perceived mission requirements for a twenty first century theater transport. The theater transport of the future will be called upon to operate throughout the world in a variety of climatic conditions. In addition it will be called upon to operate throughout the world in a variety of climatic conditions. In addition it will be called upon to operate into and out of remote and austere locations with unimproved runways, limited or non-existent landing aids, and in many cases no cargo handling equipment. Such an airlifter will be required to operate near, and occasionally, into enemy territory, where the threat will be far more lethal than in the past.

Descriptors :   AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, CARGO HANDLING, CLIMATE, LANDING AIDS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, RUNWAYS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, TRANSPORT.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE