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Avance et al., 1996. The Joint Strike Fighter - A Development Study

Avance et al., 1996. The Joint Strike Fighter - A Development Study

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Published by: Foro Militar General on Apr 30, 2012
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AU/CAM/207/96-04
THE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER
A Development StudyPresented ToThe Directorate of ResearchAir Command and Staff CollegeIn Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements of ACSCbyMaj Derek W. AvanceMaj Christopher S. CeplechaMaj Robert E. ClayMaj Terry M. FeatherstonMaj David S. GranthamMaj Patrick A. KelleherMaj David KellyLCDR Garry L. PendletonMaj John RuppMaj Christopher E. YelderApril 1996
 
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The views expressed in this academic research paper are those of the authors and donot reflect the official policy or position of the US Government or the Department of Defense.
 
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DISCLAIMER.....................................................................................................................iiLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS...............................................................................................vPREFACE..........................................................................................................................viABSTRACT.....................................................................................................................viiiINTRODUCTION AND PROBLEM DEFINITION..........................................................1Introduction and Problem Definition..............................................................................1Development Study Assumptions..................................................................................7Methodology and Review of Related Literature.............................................................8Overview........................................................................................................................9THE ENVIRONMENT OF CONFLICT..........................................................................11Introduction..................................................................................................................11The Emerging Global Environment.............................................................................11Expeditionary Warfare.................................................................................................14The Littoral Arena........................................................................................................16Joint Warfare................................................................................................................17Summary.......................................................................................................................19JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER MISSION REQUIREMENTS..............................................21Introduction..................................................................................................................21The Future Surface-to-Air Threat.................................................................................22Signature Reduction.....................................................................................................24Threat Warning and Countermeasures.........................................................................26A Foundation for Performance.....................................................................................28Target Detection...........................................................................................................30Identification of Targets...............................................................................................32Target Tracking and Designation.................................................................................34Killing the Target.........................................................................................................35Assessment...................................................................................................................37Summary.......................................................................................................................37THE BENEFITS OF A SINGLE JOINT AIRFRAME.....................................................39Introduction..................................................................................................................39

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