Accession Number:

ADA603775

Title:

Maritime Strike Operations Tactics Development and Evaluation, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Final Environmental Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

This Environmental Assessment EA analyzes and presents the potential environmental consequences associated with the conduct of live ordnance testing in the Gulf of Mexico GOM as part of the 53d Wing Maritime Strike Operations Tactics Development and Evaluation TDE Program. The Air Force proposes to employ live munitions against operationally representative high-speed remotely controlled boat targets. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to continue the development of tactics, techniques and procedures TTP for Air Force strike aircraft to counter small maneuvering maritime targets in order to better protect U.S. and other vessels or assets from small boat threats. The Proposed Action is needed because current weaponeering systems do not accurately model air-launched weapon detonations on or under water. A description of each alternative is provided below. The differences between the alternatives pertain to the number of live munitions used, and different depth scenarios. All other aspects of the alternatives with the exception of the No Action Alternative would be the same.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE