Flashcards in Chapter 1 of UK air power Deck (18)
Chapter 1 - an introduction to air power
Overview of UK air power.
Outlining its enduring utility
Introduces attributes, roles and defines air power
Chapter 3 - the foundations of air power
More detail of attributes & roles
Overview of conceptual, moral and physical components of fighting power
Chapter 4 - the employment of power
Full spectrum application of UK air power
Highlights how it integrates with other elements of military power
Overview of key air power enablers
Highlights air powers contribution to defence tasks
What does the Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30 cover?
UK Air and Space Power
Chapter 1, what are the four roles of air power?
Control of the air
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
Define Control of the air
Secures our freedom of action within the air environment
Define Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
Informs the development of understanding across all environments
Can coerce and influence actors into changing or maintaining behaviour
Define Air mobility
Enables movements, manoeuvre and sustainment
What are the 5 fundamental characteristics of Air power?
Height, speed, reach, agility and ubiquity
Enables the observation and domination of activities in other domains
Enables the rapid and responsive projection of power
Enables adversaries to be influenced, regardless of location.
Define Agility and Ubiquity
Combining height, speed and reach with agility of multi-role capabilities, provide air power with ubiquity, as threats can be posed or countered across a wide area.
What is Power?
Capacity to influence the behaviour of people or the course of events and underpins the ability to influence.
Power is sub-divided into hard and soft variants.
Define Hard Power
The threat/use of coercion or a physical effect to achieve influence.
e.g. achieved through a precision guided weapon by a combat A/C employed in the attack role.
Define Soft Power
Persuade or encourage others without resourcing to hard power.
e.g. achieved through a humanitarian aid delivery by A/C employed in the air mobility role.