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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 2936279, 17 pages
Research Article

A New Approach to Weapon-Target Assignment in Cooperative Air Combat

1Air Force Engineering University, Xi’an 710038, China
293088 Unit of PLA, Chifeng 024400, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yi-zhe Chang; moc.qq@954488272

Received 9 May 2017; Accepted 8 August 2017; Published 2 October 2017

Academic Editor: Jean Jacques Loiseau

Copyright © 2017 Yi-zhe Chang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new approach to solving weapon-target assignment (WTA) problem is proposed in this paper. Firstly, relative superiority that lays the foundation for assignment is calculated based on the combat power energy of the fighters. Based on the relative superiority, WTA problem is formulated. Afterwards, a hybrid algorithm consisting of improved artificial fish swarm algorithm (AFSA) and improved harmony search (HS) is introduced and furthermore applied to solve the assignment formulation. Finally, the proposed approach is validated by eight representative benchmark functions and two concrete cooperative air combat examples. The results show that the approach proposed in this paper achieves good performances in solving WTA problem in cooperative air combat.