Sortie Optimization and Munitions Planning
Brown, Gerald G.
Coulter, Dennis M.
Washburn, Alan R.
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Since 1965, the United States Air Force has relied on mathematical programming for the planning of conventional air-to-ground munitions. The centerpiece of this planning effort is HEAVY ATTACK, a theater-level model employing large-scale nonlinear programming to load weapons onto aircraft and assign sorties to targets. The single-period objective is to maximize the expected destroyed target value over the forecast weather states by assigning sorties which use the best delivery tactics in each weather states with available aircraft and weapons stocks...