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47 Cards in this Set

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When was the first landing of an aircraft on a ship and who did it?
Jan 18, 1911 Euegene B. Ely
What are the Mission Capabilities?
Offensive and Defensive
Offensive Strikes
Strikes against ships, air bases, and missle sites. Usually falls under the Strike Warfare Commander.
Defensive Strikes
The use of interceptors, surface to air missles, and air-to-air missles, electronis countermeasures, dispersion, and mobility to protect of defend against an offensive threat.
What are the four parts of Defensive Strikes?
-Surveillance, Detection and Engagement.
-Airborne Early Warning Aircraft(AEW)
Surveillance, Detection, and Engagement
Identifying an unknown contact and getting a firing solution before it reaches weapons release range.
Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
Timely warning of inbound airborn threats by AEW aircraft. They use Aircraft Tactical Data System to connect with Naval Tactical Data System to relay target info.
Picket Units
Units stationed at the Air Cooridor to delouse friendly aircraft of shadowing aircraft. Remove enemies that are tailing friendlies.
Combat Air Patrol(CAP)/Defensive Counter Air(DCA)
Fighter aircraft working with AEW aircraft as the first line of defense against incoming enemies. Fly in "racetrack" pattern to conserve fuel so they can intercept enemies hundreds of miles away from carrier.
Air Warfare Commander
Senior captain of an AEGIS crusier or destroyer in the battle group. In control of all air defense fighters.
Defense Areas
-Surveillance Area
-Classification, Identification, and Engagement Area
-Engagement Zones
-Vital Area
Surveillance Area
Area that extends from teh High Value Unit(HUV)to the maximum detection range of the battle group.
Classification, Identification, and Engagement Area(CIEA)
Region of coverate in which surface, air, and subsurface contacts may be classified, identified and engaged by force weapons.
Engagement Zones
Coverage in which weapons may be employed against an air threat.
-Fighter Engagement Zone
-Missile Engagement Zone
-Joint Engagement Zone
Vital Area
Area that contains High Value Units. Area extends to the maximum range of the weapons of incoming enemies.
Detect to Engage Sequence
-Threat Evaluation
-Weapons Pairing
-Engagement Assessment
How many planes does a carrier have?
Composition of a Carrier Air Wing
-VFA-Strike Fighter-36
-VS-Sea Control-8
-VAW-Early Warning-4
-VAQ-Electronic Warfare-4
-HS-Helicopter Anti-ship-8
VFA Strike Fighter
Sea Control
VAW Early Warning
E-2C Hawkeye
EA-6B Prowler
HS-Helicopter Anti-Submarine
SH-60F Sea Hawk
F/A-18 C/D Hornet
The Navy and Marine Corp combat tested Strike fighter. Very versitile and can escort itself to a target, drop ordinance, and escort itself back.
F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet
Sent to replace the A-6E Intruder in the intrum period before the arrival of the Joint Strike Fighter. Greater range, speed, ceiling, payload, and improved electronics over the C/D models.
F-14 Tomcat
Fleet defense fighter for a carrier battle group. Capable of carrying the Phoenix air to air missle and can track 24 targets at ranges up to 100 miles.
E-2C Hawkeye
The Navy's carrier based early warning and detection aircraft. Carries the APS-125 radar that has a range of 275 NM and can track 250 targes and guide 60 interceptors.
SH-60 Sea Hawk
Used for under-sea warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special ops. Carries the AGM-119B Penguin.
S-3B Viking
The Navy's sea-control platform. Carries the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missle and can act as an aerial refueling tanker.
EA-6B Prowler
It assists friendly aircraft and ground troops by interrupting enemy electronic activity.
What are the missle Launching Platform designations?
What are the missile mission designations?
G-surface attack
I-aerial intercept
U-underwater attack
What are the missle type designations?
AGM-65 Maverick
Platform: F/A-18, AV-8B, P-3C
Range: 12 nm
Speed: mach 2
AGM-84 Harpoon
Platform: F/A-18, EA-6B
Range: 75nm
Speed: Mach .8
Platform: F/A-18
Range: 50 nm
Speed: Mach .8
Platform: F/A-18, EA-6B
Range:80 nm
Speed: Mach 2+
AGM-119 Penguin
Platform: SH-60B
Range: 20 nm
Speed: Mach .8
Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missle, light and fast fire and forget missle.
AIM-7 Sparow III
Medium range air to air missle. Semi-active homing so the plane's onboard computer must guide the missle to the target.
AIM-9M Sidewinder
Short-Range fire and forget, heat seeking missle. Targets the enemy's exhaust.
AIM-54C Phoenix
Long range fleet air defense. Only good against non moving targets and the F-14 is the only aircraft capable of carrying it.
Mission of Air Warfare
the actions required to reduce the enemy air and missile threat to an acceptable level
What was the name of the first aircraft carrier.
CV-1 Langley converted from the collier Jupiter
Where did Ely land?
USS Pennsylvania
What are the three parts of Surveillance, Detection, and Engagement?
-Airborne Early Warning Aircraft(AEW)
-Picket Units
-Combat Air Patrol(CAP)/Defensive Counter Air(DCA)