publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Surface combatant readiness to confront a sea control navy

Wissel, Nicholas E.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2008
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
This thesis proposes to correct the shortfalls in the US Surface Combatants ability to counter a Sea-Control Navy. The concept counters this threat using unmanned aerial systems, decoys, and a layered defense. We analyze the performance with a Filtering Model of Salvo Warfare that is an extension of the Hughes Salvo Equations. The model incorporates the diluting effect of decoys upon enemy salvos and accounts for the historical reality of leakers. We conclude that in the absence of air support provided by US Carriers the warships that will have to reestablish sea control will be Arleigh Burke Destroyers based on current force composition. In summary, the thesis ...
free text keywords: Naval strategy, United States, Sea control, Antiship missiles, Antiaircraft missiles, Surface-to-surface missiles
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