Accession Number : ADA619282


Title :   Crow Ressurection: The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Howard, Mark D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619282.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : This study examines the adequacy of the current United States Department of Defense Airborne Electronic Attack strategy regarding support to future global strike operations. Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) is a vital element to successful global air strike operations as evidenced by operations during Vietnam and the Gulf War. Within an environment of fiscal austerity, modern day DOD Electronic Warfare Officers (EWOs) face significant Airborne Electronic Attack challenges in protecting strike assets by attempting to gain and maintain control of the electromagnetic spectrum. The current DOD AEA strategy must adequately address support to future global strike operations for these missions to remain relevant in future conflict. The threat to strike forces has evolved significantly since the Gulf War, and the DOD must retain the capability to counter adversaries with effective AEA protection. Future global strike operations will require specific AEA mission sets and the DOD force must maintain a credible capacity to deny, degrade, and disrupt future advanced adversary air defenses. This thesis seeks to reveal critical AEA activities, capabilities, and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of the past in order to project requirements for the future employment of airborne electronic attack in support of global strike operations.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE , AIR DEFENSE , AIR STRIKES , MILITARY OPERATIONS , THESES


Subject Categories : Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE