Using algebraic modeling and subjective transfer function testing methods, the research presented in this paper examines the effects of training and technology on crew proficiency and combat mission effectiveness for the Apache's close-support day mission. Preliminary findings suggest that increasing training regimens can produce substantial increases in combat effectiveness, similar in magnitude to using the LHX (Light Helicopter Experimental) as the Apache's scout, or a capability that locates targets and threats more accurately. The data suggest guidelines for changing training programs.
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