Working Group 14: Air Warfare


(Updated 23 September 2013)

Purpose:  The purpose of the Air Warfare Working Group (WG) is to provide a forum for discussions and presentations that relate to the conduct and analysis of air warfare, the employment of air power, the effective utilization of all relevant sub-systems, and the integration of air assets in joint and combined operations, including the associative and related impacts and implications of current and emerging threats.

Discussion:  Topical areas for discussion in this Working Group relate to the employment of air power to achieve specific desired effects that contribute directly to the achievement of military and political outcomes and objectives.  The primary focus is on conventional combat missions intended to destroy, degrade, or disrupt enemy forces.  These missions include Counter-Air (Offensive and Defensive), Counter-Land (Close Air Support, SEAD/DEAD, and Interdiction), Counter-Sea, and Strategic Attack. 

The emphasis of the Working Group presentations is on applications, analyses, tools, concepts, and methodologies that improve our understanding of the dynamic phenomena of air warfare and the myriad of factors that impact success. These factors include manned and unmanned air vehicles, mixed teams of manned/unmanned air vehicles,  air-delivered munitions, emerging technologies, electronic warfare & countermeasures, concepts of employment, doctrine, tactics, techniques, procedures, battle management, command and control, rules of engagement, combat identification, tactical courses of actions, autonomous air combat operations, threats and threat counter-courses of action, operating environments, proficiency, synergistic force mixes, and air operations planning.

Peer review of the analytical techniques and results will be an important element of the Working Group activity.  The Air Warfare Working Group will also address specific topics to help achieve solutions to specific air warfare challenges posed by MORS Sponsors.

Other Working Groups:  Candidates for joint discussions with WG 14 include:

·      Strategic Operations (WG 1)

·      Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) (WG 6)

·      Air and Missile Defense (WG 9)

·      Joint Campaign Analysis (WG 10)

·      Land and Expeditionary Warfare (WG 11)

·      Maritime Operations (WG 12)

·      Strike Warfare and Power Projection (WG 13)

·      Readiness (WG 19)

·      Analytical Support to Training (WG 20)

·      Measures of Merit (WG 23)

·      Test and Evaluation (T&E) (WG 24)

·      Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) (WG 25)

·      Decision Analysis (WG 27)

·      Modeling and Simulation (WG 28)

·      Wargaming (WG 30)

·      Social Science Methods and Applications (WG 33)