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Airpower and technology : smart and unmanned weapons / David R. Mets.
Mets, David R.
Westport, CT : Praeger Security International, 2009.
1 online resource (ix, 234 pages)
Since its earliest days, airpower has been one of the dominant forces used by the American military. This work covers the whole history of American aviation with special attention to the development of smart weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles and the influence they have had on the effectiveness of airpower. In a chronological treatment, emphasizing theory and doctrine, technology, tactics, and strategy. Mets details both combat experience and intellectual processes, lethal and non-lethal, involved in the preparation of airpower.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -230) and index.
Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Airpower Thinking and Technology before Hiroshima; 3. The Foundations of American Airpower; 4. The Battle of Britain/America Prepares; 5. American Airpower in World War II: Genesis of Precision-guided Weapons; 6. The Coming of the Balance of Terror: Heyday of the SAC Bombers; 7. Vietnam and the Coming of the Smart Weapon Age; 8. Reaction to Vietnam: Air and Space Theory and Doctrine, Technology, and Organization; 9. Reorganization for the Era of Smart Weapons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 10. Intelligence, Technology, and Information Warfare
11. The Second Gulf War: Air and Space Combat at the Dawn of a New Century 12. The Future of Air and Space War: Speculations; Notes; Index
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