ground-based combat force. We must be able to detect and identify hostile and friendly
aircraft on all battlefields.
Learning Event 2: THREAT AND FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT
Threat aircraft will consist of attack helicopters and subsonic aircraft in the forward areas
near the line of contact, and ground-attack fighter-bombers in the rear areas and against
convoys. In the division and corps rear areas, high performance aircraft will be used.
You can expect to see large numbers of attack, transport, and reconnaissance helicopters;
subsonic attack aircraft; and even air-to-air fighters. In the rear areas you will see the
same type aircraft, with an increase in air-to-air fighters and cargo planes. In the division
and or corps rear areas, you will see air superiority aircraft and cargo planes (Figure 1).
Learning Event 3: FACTORS AFFECTING DETECTION AND
RECOGNITION OF AIRCRAFT