Accession Number:

ADP005437

Title:

Targeting and Weapons Requirements in Close Air Support Strike Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a Naval Weapons Center study on close air support CAS targeting requirements and systems. The paper gives an overview of U.S. Marine Corps CAS and identifies problems in specific areas of the CAS mission, including threat, communications, timing, and target marking, and target acquisition. The study also analyzes CAS targeting requirements and formulates guidelines for improvement of CAS targeting capabilities. This study was carried out in three phases 1 Review of CAS studies, handbooks, operational reports and instructors materials, with weighting given to analysis and experience over the last eight years. 2 Interviews with U.S. Marine Corps USMC aviators. 3 Synthesis of information gained from the literature and from interviews as the basis for identification of the problems, their causes, and possible improvements in CAS targeting.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE