Air defense is of vital importance for naval missions, as airborne attacks represent one of the most dangerous threats to maritime surface platforms. Considering the variety of modern airborne threat types and air defense weapons,, air defense munitions selection is already a challenge to start with. The addition of physical and budgetary constraints creates an even more complex challenge for anyone involved in the selection process. This study aims to provide ship captains and higher echelon with a systematic and transparent tool for preliminary selection of air defense munitions for modern naval surface platforms, considering the constraints in perspective with mission specific requirements.
Kutgun, Hakan; Chase, Chris; and Valentine, Tim, "A Weapon Optimization Tool for Modern Air
Defense Capabilities of Naval Platforms" (2017). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 139.