Accession Number:

ADA300588

Title:

A Review of Fighter Aircraft Capability for Smart Bombs.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

This study examined potential alternatives and decision criteria for inclusion in a Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis to recommend an alternative for addressing existing DOD multi-role fighter capability to employ inertially guided smart bombs. A survey of literature and interviews with expens were used to collect requird information. An Analytical Hierarchy Process MIP decision model was developed for two feasible alternatives and four relevant decision criteriL The two feasible alternatives included either developing the BRU-53 smart bomb rack, or modifying F-15E conformal fuel tanks with additional smart interface wiring. Data on quantitative and qualitative decision criteria were collected to evaluate the alternatives.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE