Air Sea Battle strategy would be used in clash with Iran
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 12, 2012
If the United States were to become involved in a clash with Iran over that nation's nuclear program, the U.S. military would employ new tactics known as the Air-Sea Battle concept that would capitalize on its highly networked and integrated military forces, Lt. Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations said March 8 at a conference on U.S. defense programs, reports Reuters
The Air Sea Battle concept involves U.S. military assets operating in multiple domains, including air, sea, space and cyberspace, and also involves networking and integrating information from the different intelligence assets, such as satellites and sensors on stealth fighters and unmanned aircraft.
The defense strategy employed by Iran and other hostile nations seeks to keep potential attackers at a distance, and the Air-Sea Battle concept was designed to circumvent such a defense, Carlisle said.