Accession Number : ADA264429
Title : Counter-Air Operations: Doctrine for Littoral Operations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Parson, Ronald G
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : Joint and service counter-air doctrine is examined against historical performance. This examination reveals that counterair doctrine is inadequate and requires modification to support the maritime and littoral' focus required by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Specifically, counter-air doctrine must be updated to incorporate anti-ship cruise missile and ballistic missile threats to forces operating in littoral regions. This modification to doctrine is required to ensure the services include the counter-air mission as they organize, train and equip forces, and to ensure operational commanders understand the scope of the counter-air task.
Descriptors : *SHIPS , *THREATS , *CRUISE MISSILES , *DOCTRINE , GUIDED MISSILES , MISSIONS , COUNTERS , BALLISTICS , AIR , MODIFICATION , REGIONS
Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE