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HISTORY OF AIR DEFENSE WEAPON SYSTEMS

SUBCOURSE AD0699

EDITION 5

US ARMY AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY SCHOOL
FORT BLISS, TEXAS 79916

SIX CREDIT HOURS

SEPTEMBER 1985

 

GENERAL

This subcourse presents and describes the history and development of air defense (AD) weapons. It also provides an understanding of the configuration, functioning, and employment of air defense artillery (ADA) weapons presently in use by the US Army, the US Army Reserve (USAR), and the Army National Guard (ANG).

 

Lesson 1: HISTORY OF AIR DEFENSE AND EARLY WEAPON SYSTEMS

TASK: This lesson does not specifically relate to any enlisted or officer task but provides general information on the development of ADA.
CONDITIONS: Use only the lesson material to complete the examination.
STANDARDS: You must attain a grade of 70 percent on the examination to receive credit for this subcourse.

 

Lesson 2: SHORT-RANGE AIR DEFENSE (SHORAD) GUN SYSTEMS

TASK: This lesson does not specifically relate to any enlisted or officer task but provides general information on the Duster, Vulcan, and SGT York Gun systems.
CONDITIONS: Use only the lesson material to complete the examination.
STANDARDS: You must attain a grade of 70 percent on the examination to receive credit for this subcourse.

 

Lesson 3: SHORT-RANGE AIR DEFENSE (SHORAD) SYSTEMS

TASK: This lesson does not specifically relate to any enlisted or officer task but provides general information on the Redeye, Stinger, Chaparral, and Roland missile systems.
CONDITIONS: Use only the lesson material to complete the examination.
STANDARDS: You must attain a grade of 70 percent on the examination to receive credit for this subcourse.

 

Lesson 4: HIGH-TO-MEDIUM-ALTITUDE AIR DEFENSE (HIMAD) SYSTEMS

TASK: This lesson does not specifically relate to any enlisted or officer task but provides general information on the Hawk and Patriot missile systems.
CONDITIONS: Use only the lesson material to complete the examination.
STANDARDS: You must attain a grade of 70 percent on the examination to receive credit for this subcourse.

 

Lesson 5: AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND CONTROL AND RADAR WARNING SYSTEMS

TASK: This lesson does not specifically relate to any enlisted or officer task but provides general information on the air defense command and control and radar warning systems.
CONDITIONS: Use only the lesson material to complete the examination.
STANDARDS: You must attain a grade of 70 percent on the examination to receive credit for this subcourse.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface  
Lesson 1: HISTORY OF AIR DEFENSE AND EARLY WEAPON SYSTEMS
  Learning Event 1: The Artillery Corps for Instruction and the Artillery School of Practice (1824-1834)
  Learning Event 2: The Coast Artillery School (1907-1942)
  Learning Event 3: The Antiaircraft Artillery School, Camp Davis, NC (1942-1944)
  Learning Event 4: The AAA School Moves to Fort Bliss, TX and Becomes the US Army Air Defense School (1944-Present)
  Learning Event 5: World War I Aircraft and Antiaircraft Weapons (1914-1918)
  Learning Event 6: Antiaircraft Weapon Developments (1919-1939)
  Learning Event 7: Antiaircraft in the European Theater (1939-1945)
  Learning Event 8: Antiaircraft in the Pacific Theater (1941-1945)
  Learning Event 9: Antiaircraft in Korea (1950-1953)
  Learning Event 10: The Beginning of the Missile Age
  Learning Event 11: Air Defenders in Vietnam
  Learning Event 12: Air Defense in Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury)
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: SHORT-RANGE AIR DEFENSE (SHORAD) GUN SYSTEMS
  Learning Event 1: The Duster Gun
  Learning Event 2: The Vulcan Gun
  Learning Event 3: The SGT York Gun
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 3: SHORT-RANGE AIR DEFENSE (SHORAD) MISSILE SYSTEMS
  Learning Event 1: The Redeye, Man-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD)
  Learning Event 2: The Stinger, Man-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD)
  Learning Event 3: The Chaparral Missile System
  Learning Event 4: The Roland Missile System
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 4: HIGH-TO-MEDIUM ALTITUDE AIR DEFENSE (HIMAD) MISSILE SYSTEMS
  Learning Event 1: The Hawk Missile System
  Learning Event 2: The Patriot Missile
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 5: AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND CONTROL AND RADAR WARNING SYSTEMS
  Learning Event 1: The Missile Minder AN/TSQ-73
  Learning Event 2: Electronic Search Central AN/GSS-1
  Learning Event 3: Forward Area Alerting Radar (FAAR) AN/MPQ-49
  Learning Event 4: Target Alert Data Display Set (TADDS)
  Practice Exercise
AD0699 Edition 5 Examination