Accession Number:

ADA255488

Title:

Bridging the Gap for the Operational Commander: Hunting Relocateable Ballistic Missiles with Advanced Attack Helicopters.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The unplanned significance of Iraqs relocateable ballistic missiles the A1 -Abbas and AI-Hussain disrupted the campaign tempo of Desert Storm. Consuming 40 percent of air sorties and many of the special operating forces, there is a definite need examine other viable means to counter this threat. This thesis examines the feasibility of the U.S. Armys advanced attack helicopter to find and destroy relocateable ballistic missiles. This thesis answers the question Can an advanced attack helicopter unit find and destroy relocateable ballistic missiles affirmatively. Further, It refines this question into a hypothesis An echelon-above-corps EAC aviation brigade, equipped with advanced attack helicopters, can find and destroy relocatable ballistic missiles and determines that it is possible however, the EAC can not do this in isolation. Conclusions and recommendations focus on doctrine, organization, and materiel.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE