ABSTRACT

Defending High Value Homeland Units Against The Low Slow Flyer   [open pdf - 4MB]

The Low Slow Flyer (LSF) remains a dangerous threat to critical homeland assets. In this thesis we use the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) to assess the vulnerability of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Low Slow Flyers. Our measures of effectiveness are the reaction times LAX has to defend itself against LSF threats from all directions. We find that LAX, by itself, has several vulnerabilities. By integrating LAX with a couple of well-chosen existing airport radars, in the spirit of Network Centric Warfare, we can greatly enhance the average reaction time. However, LAX still is vulnerable at certain approaches from the sea. We can eliminate this vulnerability by utilizing a Navy Guided Missile Cruiser.

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2004-03
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Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
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