Accession Number:

ADA043698

Title:

The Tactical Air Coordinator (Airborne) on the Modern Battlefield.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This study addresses the nature of the Soviet-oriented air defense threat and seeks to determine those areas which must be explored in order to increase the survivability of tactical aircraft employed on the modern battlefield. The increased effectiveness of the Soviet air defense system when coupled with the Soviet electronic warfare capability is also discussed. This aspect of the threat may make the current, centralized air control system infeasible. The study concludes that the TACA can contribute to the ground commanders mission in a variety of ways and that the TACAs effectiveness can be enhanced if we expand our concept of how he is to be employed in future conflicts. This conclusion is based on an analysis of the 1973 Mideast War, a discussion of Soviet doctrinal publications, and an analysis of the principles of offensive air support and the TACAs contribution to those principles.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE