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The Air Weapon pp 128-151 | Cite as

Force Multipliers: Combat-Support Air Operations

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Abstract

Having dealt with the various types of combat air operations, we turn now to the second broad category of air operations identified in Chapter 3: combat-support air operations or ‘force multipliers’ as they are often called. Whilst combat-support air operations do not in themselves involve the direct use of combat capabilities, they can bring about major increases in the effectiveness of air, surface and sub-surface combat forces. Such capabilities — perhaps more than any other — make Fuller’s dictum on the fighting power of a force as valid for aviation forces as it for armies.

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Target Acquisition Large Aircraft Electronic Warfare Manned Aircraft Surveillance Operation 
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Notes

  1. 14.
    Defending Our Future — United Kingdom Statement on Defence Estimates 1993, Cm 2270, p. 29.Google Scholar
  2. 15.
    For a more detailed doctrinal analysis of electronic warfare see: Kopp, Carlo, ‘Command of the Electromagnetic Spectrum —An Electronic Combat Doctrine for the RAAF’, in ‘Air Power Studies Centre Paper No. 8’, dated November 1992.Google Scholar

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© Andrew G. B. Vallance 1996

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