Accession Number:

ADP006241

Title:

The Study Approach and Perceived Needs for an Advanced Theater Transport

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT FIELD OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The Advanced Transport Technology Mission Analysis ATTMA is a broad based investigation of future tactical airlift mission requirements and of the attendant technologies necessary to satisfy those requirements. The ATTMA study is a joint Aeronautical Systems Division, Deputy for Development Planning ASD XR and Wright Research and Development Center, Technology Exploitation Directorate WRDCTX initiative. This paper addresses the approach taken in the study effort and the perceived needs for a 21st century Advanced Theater Transport ATT. The descriptors theater, tactical, and intratheater are used synonomously in this paper and are to be differentiated from a strategic or intertheater airlifter. Specific military airlift tasks are defined in detail for Europe, Southwest Asia, and Central America that are representative of the kinds of missions that we believe will drive the demand for theater airlift in the 21st century. Presented are the results of conceptual STOL and VSTOL airlifters relative to the current US airlift fleet in accomplishing the tasks defined above. Perceived system deficiencies and corresponding needs are identified. One such need is improved cargo handling loadingunloading and transshipment for future theater airlifters operating into short, austere landing sites in or near a threat environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE