shall be provided with telephone or radio equipment for communication with the
tower. Provide the type and number of pieces of firefighting equipment in
accordance with local range requirements.
Guided Missile Range. The air-to-ground guided missile target range
is used for training in controlled air-to-ground missiles. Refer to NAVFAC
P-80 for airspace and impact area requirements and to the close air support
and combat training area for target, towers, and equipment requirements. See
Facility Plate No. 179-10, Sheet 26, for typical restricted area.
Air-to-Air Weapons Range. An air-to-air gunnery and rocket firing
range is a rectangular area, preferably over water. Ground personnel and
structures are not required. Refer to NAVFAC P-80 for surface impact areas.
Facilities will be designed if requirements include Tactical Aircrew Combat
Training System (TACTS). The TACTS provides real time monitoring and
postexercise evaluation of aircrew performance in air combat maneuvering,
simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground missile firings, no-drop bomb, and
aerial ninelaying scoring. Banner drop areas and cable cutter are areas where
towed aerial targets may be released and land to be retrieved and used again.
Criteria for locations of area must be requested from user.
Radar Bomb Scoring (RBS) Facility
Layout. The mobile RBS equipment includes the operation trailer,
acquisition radar, tracking radar, maintenance and spare parts trailer. power
trailer, and trucks. Fixed RBS systems utilizing permanent structures may be
situated at aircraft ranges or at remote sites. A permanent power supply of
ll5/208 V, 3-phase, 4-wire, 60 Hz, 100 kW with capability of converting up to
35 kW from 60 to 400 Hz eliminates the power trailer requirements. See
Facility Plate No. 179-70, Sheet 1, for Radar Bomb Scoring (RBS) Facility and
Facility Plate No. 179-70, Sheet 2, for RBS typical layout. Designer should
request from the user the latest information on required equipment when
designing a facility.
Function. The RBS facility provides for the evaluation of weapons
delivery under realistic conditions. RBS is a technique for predicting the
theoretical impact point of a bomb with respect to a target by means of a
ground-based radar and computer system. The system tracks the aircraft. The
system computes the theoretical trajectory and permanently records pertinent
data including the miss distance and deflection of the predicted impact or
burst from the position and velocity of the aircraft at the release time of a
radio signal to the ground. Because it is not necessary to release an actual
bomb, simulated attacks against realistic targets (such as cities, bridges,
and factories) can be scored. The mobile RBS equipment allows for a variety
of targets comparable to those which would be imposed under actual combat