Air Power Royal Air Force Produced by Sgt

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Air Power Royal Air Force Produced by Sgt Howard 739 (Scarborough) Sqn

Air Power Royal Air Force Produced by Sgt Howard 739 (Scarborough) Sqn

What Is Air Power? "The ability to project military force in air or space

What Is Air Power? "The ability to project military force in air or space by or from a platform or missile operating above the surface of the earth. Air platforms are defined as any aircraft, helicopter or unmanned air vehicle. "

Strike Command has a lot of assets which it can use to wage a

Strike Command has a lot of assets which it can use to wage a war, these include: • Tornado F 3 • C-17 A • Tornado GR 4 • VC 10 • Harrier GR 7 • Tristar • Typhoon F 2 • Chinook • E-3 D Sentry • Merlin • Nimrod R 1 • Puma • C-130

Tornado F 3 Air Defence Interceptor

Tornado F 3 Air Defence Interceptor

Tornado GR 4 All Weather Strike or Reconnaissance

Tornado GR 4 All Weather Strike or Reconnaissance

Harrier GR 7 V/STOL Multi-Role Combat

Harrier GR 7 V/STOL Multi-Role Combat

Typhoon F 2 Fighter High Performance, Multi-Role

Typhoon F 2 Fighter High Performance, Multi-Role

E-3 D Sentry Survailence and Airborne Command Control

E-3 D Sentry Survailence and Airborne Command Control

Nimrod R 1 – Reconnaissance and Electronic Information Gathering MRA 4 – Anti-Submarine and

Nimrod R 1 – Reconnaissance and Electronic Information Gathering MRA 4 – Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare

Hercules C-130 Tactical Support and Transport

Hercules C-130 Tactical Support and Transport

C-17 A Globemaster III C-17 A Long Range, Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport

C-17 A Globemaster III C-17 A Long Range, Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport

VC 10 Passenger/Freight Transport or Air-to-Air Refuelling

VC 10 Passenger/Freight Transport or Air-to-Air Refuelling

Tristar Long-range passenger/freight or Air to Air Refuelling

Tristar Long-range passenger/freight or Air to Air Refuelling

Chinook Troop and load carrying heavy-lift support

Chinook Troop and load carrying heavy-lift support

Merlin HC 3 Ground force tactical and strategic support

Merlin HC 3 Ground force tactical and strategic support

Puma HC 1 Twin-engined battlefield tactical support

Puma HC 1 Twin-engined battlefield tactical support

Weapon Systems Air-to-Air Air-To-Ground • Sidewinder • Paveway LGB • AMRAAM • CRV-7 Rocket

Weapon Systems Air-to-Air Air-To-Ground • Sidewinder • Paveway LGB • AMRAAM • CRV-7 Rocket • ASRAAM • ALARM • Storm Shadow • Maveric • Brimstone • Harpoon

Sidewinder Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Tornado GR 4 /

Sidewinder Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Tornado GR 4 / Harrier GR 7 / Typhoon F 2

AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Typhoon F 2

AMRAAM Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Typhoon F 2

ASRAAM Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Typhoon F 2

ASRAAM Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Typhoon F 2

Paveway LGB Precision Laser Guided Bomb • 2000 lb Laser guided bomb • Hardened-target-penetrator

Paveway LGB Precision Laser Guided Bomb • 2000 lb Laser guided bomb • Hardened-target-penetrator warhead Carried by: Tornado GR 4 / Harrier GR 7 / Typhoon F 2

CRV-7 Rocket Multiple-Function Rocket Weapon Used to support ground forces. Carried by: Harrier GR

CRV-7 Rocket Multiple-Function Rocket Weapon Used to support ground forces. Carried by: Harrier GR 7

ALARM Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile Used to destroy ground infrastructure – e. g. Air

ALARM Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile Used to destroy ground infrastructure – e. g. Air Defence Systems and or Radars Carried by: Tornado F 3 / Tornado GR 4 / Typhoon F 2

Storm Shadow Long-Range, Stand-Off, Air-to-Ground Missile Able to destroy highly protected and hardened shelters.

Storm Shadow Long-Range, Stand-Off, Air-to-Ground Missile Able to destroy highly protected and hardened shelters. Has a very long range (250 KM) Carried by: Tornado GR 4 / Typhoon F 2

Maverick Anti-Armour, Fire-and-Forget Missile • Used to destroy tanks and other armour. • Has

Maverick Anti-Armour, Fire-and-Forget Missile • Used to destroy tanks and other armour. • Has a fire-and-forget capability Carried by: Harrier GR 7

Brimstone Fully Autonomous, Fire-and-Forget, Anti-Armour Missile • Used to destroy tanks and other armour.

Brimstone Fully Autonomous, Fire-and-Forget, Anti-Armour Missile • Used to destroy tanks and other armour. • Has a fire-and-forget capability Carried by: Tornado GR 4 / Harrier GR 7 / Typhoon F 2

Harpoon Autonomous, Over-the-Horizon, All Weather, Anti-Ship Missile Used to sink ships Carried by: Nimrod

Harpoon Autonomous, Over-the-Horizon, All Weather, Anti-Ship Missile Used to sink ships Carried by: Nimrod MRA 4

RAF Regiment The RAF Regiment use many different weapons and their primary role is

RAF Regiment The RAF Regiment use many different weapons and their primary role is to defend RAF Airfields.

Rapier SAM System The RAF Regt. Also control Rapier Surface-to-Air Missiles to defend airfields.

Rapier SAM System The RAF Regt. Also control Rapier Surface-to-Air Missiles to defend airfields.

Support • Catering • Air Traffic Controller • Logistics • Survival Equipment Fitter •

Support • Catering • Air Traffic Controller • Logistics • Survival Equipment Fitter • Administration • Weapons System technicians • Engineers • Medical Branch • Intelligence Analyst

Strengths of Airpower • Height • Speed • Reach • All-Encompassing • Flexibility •

Strengths of Airpower • Height • Speed • Reach • All-Encompassing • Flexibility • Response • Concentration

Limitations of Air Power • Airborne Time • Limited Payloads • Fragility

Limitations of Air Power • Airborne Time • Limited Payloads • Fragility

Control of The Air • Unfavourable Air Situation • Favourable Air Situation • Air

Control of The Air • Unfavourable Air Situation • Favourable Air Situation • Air Superiority • Air Supremacy