Accession Number : ADA442221


Title :   Air Force Operations in Urban Environments. Volume 1: Executive Summary and Annotated Brief


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 2004-Aug 2005


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA442221


Report Date : 01 AUG 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : As cities increase in number and importance, the population of the world gravitates toward these centers of commerce, culture, and society. Correspondingly, the cities will also attract an increasing proportion of military operations. Our adversaries know the complex urban environments present extremely difficult challenges for armed forces that have traditionally focused on the direct engagement of forces in open-terrain. To be ready for the future, the Air Force must fully understand the future urban environments it will operate in and then prepare, train, and equip its forces for these challenges. This study addresses the challenge of developing more effective Air Force Operations in Urban Environments. The study was conducted in response to a request by the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. In response to their direction, the Urban Operations study team conducted an extensive set of visits to Air Force operating commands and key operations centers, and reviewed numerous briefings from Air Force, Joint, and coalition organizations concerning current operations, systems, and procedures, as well as proposed future system and process improvements. The assistance of these organizations was essential to the completion of our effort. It was their involvement that guided the study team toward the findings, concepts, conclusions, and recommendations that comprise this study. The study team greatly appreciates the cooperation of these organizations, and acknowledges the valuable contributions their efforts made to this study.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *URBAN AREAS , *URBAN WARFARE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NONLETHAL WEAPONS , MOBILE , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , UNMANNED


Subject Categories : SOCIOLOGY AND LAW
      MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE