TBMs and the Flaming Datum Problem
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Theater Ballistic Missile launching systems are vulnerable just after a missile is launched because the missiles track can be extrapolated backwards to the location of the launcher. The situation is similar to one where a submarine torpedoes a ship, thus creating a flaming datum near which ASW forces may concentrate a search for the submarine. This report describes how some simple analytic methods adapted from ASW can be applied to the task of locating the TBM launcher.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Guided Missiles