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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Desert Storm was popularly known as the first Gulf War, was the successful U.S.-Allied response to Iraq's attempt to overwhelm neighboring Kuwait. I care about this because there was a lot of new technology that the U.S had never used and it was mad for the desert storm. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The technology we used during the Desert storm M-9 pistol, M-16A2 service rifle, M-203 grenade launcher, MK-19 grenade launcher At-4 Anti tank, combat shot gun, M-60 Machine gun,M-2 50 Caliber, 60mm Mortar, 81mm Mortar. ]

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[2]1 Space Technology


§ 1.1 Defense Meteorological Support


§ 1.2 Global Positioning System


§ 1.3 Defense Satellite Communications System


2 The Airlift


§ 2.1 C-5 and C-141 Aircraft


§ 2.2 Civil Reserve Air Fleet


§ 2.3 F-15 Eagle


§ 2.4 EF-111s Raven

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Defense Meteorological Support Program accurately predicted weather and was critical in Desert Storm since during that period the area experienced the worst weather in 14 years. ]

[edit[4]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''Global Positioning System ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm Although the constellation of satellites is still under development, U.S. forces had Global Positioning System navigation available in three dimensions for 20 hours daily, and in two dimensions 24 hours a day in Desert Shield/Storm. Despite featureless terrain, GPS allowed accurate navigation to targets. ]

[edit[5]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''Defense Satellite Communications System ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Defense Satellite Communications System provided secure voice and data communications for more than 100 ground terminals for Desert Shield/Storm commanders provides the United States with military communications to support globally distributed military users. DSCS will be replaced by the wideband global SATCOM system. A total of 14 DSCS III satellites were launched between the early 1980s and 2003. Two satellites were launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 1985 during STS-51J. According to the USAF, in early 2008 most of the satellites were still working. ] edit[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Airlift ] [edit[6]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''C-5 and C-141 Aircraft ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm Air Force C-5 and C-141 aircraft moved 72 percent of air cargo and one-third of the people, while commercial aircraft moved the rest. Ninety percent of Air Force C-5s were used in Desert Shield/Storm, as were 80 percent of C-141s. The rest were flying high-priority missions elsewhere around the world. The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest aircraft in the world. It can carry oversize cargo intercontinental ranges and can takeoff or land in relatively short distances. Ground crews can load and off load the C-5 simultaneously at the front and rear cargo openings. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The C-5, with it's tremendous payload capability, provides the Air Mobility Command (AMC) inter-theater airlift in support of United States national defense. The C-5 and the C-17 Globemaster lll are partners in AMC's strategic airlift concept. The aircraft carefully equipped combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice the provide field support required to help sustain the fighting force. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm Features of the C-5 include: ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm Able to takeoff fully loaded within 8,300 feet (2,530m) and land within 4,900 feet (1,493) ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm High flotation landing gear with 28 wheels sharing the weight. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The nose and aft doors open the full width and height of the cargo compartment to permit faster and easier loading. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm A "kneeling" landing gear system permits lowering of the parked aircraft so the cargo floor is at truck-bed height to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm Full width drive-on ramps at each end for loading double rows of vehicles. A system that records and analyzes information and detects malfunctions in more then 800 test points. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The C-5 is similar in appearance to its smaller sister transport, the C-141 Starlifter, although the C-5 is much larger. Both aircraft have the distinctive high T-tall, 25-degree wing sweep, and four turbofan engines mounted on pylons beneath the wings. The Galaxy carries nearly all of the Army's combat equipment including such bulky items as its 74-ton mobile scissors bridge, from the United States to any theater of combat on the globe. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The C-5 has four TF39 turbofan engines rated at 43,000 lbf (191 KN) thrust each. They weigh 7,900 pounds (3,555 kg) each and have an air intake diameter of more then 8.5 feet (2.6m). Each engine pod is nearly 27 feet (8.2 m) long. The Galaxy had 12 internal wing tanks with a total capacity of 51,150 US gallons (194,370 L) of fuel -- enough to fill 6 1/2 regular size US railroad tank cars. A full fuel load weighs 332,500 pounds (150,820 kg). A Cc-5 with a cargo load of 270,000 pounds (122,000 kg) can fly 2,150 nautical miles (4,000 km), offload, and fly to a second base 500 nautical miles (900 km) away from the original destination -- all without aerial refueling. With aerial refueling, the aircraft's range is limited only by crew endurance. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The C-141 Starlifter, built by Lockheed-George (later Lockheed Martin) of Marietta, was the first jet aircraft designed as both a troop transport and cargo carrier. For more the forty years of service with the U.S. military, the C-141 was deployed in a verity of capacities around the world and was maintained by the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR_ALC) at Robins Air Force Base. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Persian Gulf crisis saw the first activation of CARF, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, since its inception 38 years ago. The commercial aircraft are a major arm of the Department of Defense airlift capability, nearly doubling U.S. long-range airlift in emergencies. CRAF provided 95 passenger and 63 cargo aircraft for Operation Desert Shield/Storm, moving military passengers and cargo to the combat zones. ]

[edit[7]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''Civil Reserve Air Fleet ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The Persian Gulf crisis saw the first activation of CRAF, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, since its inception 38 years ago. The commercial aircraft are a major arm of the Department of Defense airlift capability, nearly doubling U.S. long-range airlift in emergencies. CRAF provided 95 passenger and 63 cargo aircraft for Operation Desert Shield/Storm, moving military passengers and cargo to the combat zones ]

[edit[8]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''F-15 Eagle ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 120 F-15C/D's deployed to the Persian Gulf and flew more than 5,900 sorties. Every Iraqi fixed-wing aircraft destroyed in air-to-air combat, including five Soviet-made MiG-29 Fulcrums, were downed by F-15C's. No coalition aircraft were lost to Iraqi fighters. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight current or projected enemy aircraft. ]

[edit[9]][http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm ''''EF-111s Raven ]

[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm The 18 EF-111 Ravens deployed in support of Desert Storm flew more than 900 sorties. Effective jamming by EF-111s negated the Iraqis' ability to track, acquire, and target attacking aircraft. ]

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[http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/affacts/blairpowerinoperationdesertstorm.htm GBU-15 electro-optical glide bombs were used by F-111s to destroy the oil manifolds to stop oil from flowing into the Persian Gulf after Saddam Hussein's forces opened the valves. (GBU-15s weigh 2,000 pounds). ]



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