Target Vulnerability to Air Defense Weapons.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis is intended to become a portion of the textbook utilized in the course entitled Warheads and Lethality AE-3705. This portion of the text includes an unclassified discussion of a targets susceptibility to an externally detonating HE warhead and a targets vulnerability. In particular, the section on target susceptibility leads to the development of the number of fragments which strike a target aircraft from an externally detonating warhead. The section on target vulnerability explains the methodology used for identifying critical components and conducting a vulnerability assessment, and leads to the effects of fragments and penetrators striking an aircraft. Keywords include Aircraft vulnerability Aircraft susceptibility Vulnerability assessment Probability of kill Critical components.