SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYZING AIR COMBAT SYSTEMS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States
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Like any other aircraft, an air-to-air fighter is the result of a series of design compromises. The design features that typically are involved in the compromises on fighters, however, are peculiar to this type of aircraft. For air-to-air fighters, the most significant compromises tend to be between range, on the one hand, and a set of design and performance factors, on the other, that may be grouped under the term system agility. The digital computer simulation model for analysis of air combat systems is called the TACTICS model. It is designed for primary use as a research tool in studies of preferred air combat system design for this reason, emphasis in the model is on an analytical description of the processes of air duels rather than on computing expected or probabilistic outcomes.