Accession Number : ADA263675


Title :   The Role of the F-117 Stealth Fighter in Special Operations.


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Gonyea, Gregory T.


Report Date : 23 FEB 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Special operations, as the name implies, are not routine or normal. Neither is the F-117 Stealth Fighter. This paper discusses special operations doctrine, Air Force special operations doctrine, and the applicability of the F-117 to special operations. The capabilities, unit training programs, combat performance, and future developments of the aircraft are used to justify increased integration of the F-117 and special operations communities. The F-117 can offer significant capabilities to the special operations arena. However, many limitations apply. This paper recommends F-117 representation on special operations staff and increased joint exercises to implement F-117 integration in limited special operations activities.


Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, COMMUNITIES, INTEGRATION, LIMITATIONS, TRAINING, WARFARE, SPECIAL FORCES.


Subject Categories : MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
      ATTACK AND FIGHTER AIRCRAFT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE