Accession Number : ADA253991
Title : Proceedings of Conference on 73 Easting: Lessons from Desert Storm Via Advanced Simulation Technology Held in Alexandria, Virginia on 27-29 August 1991
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Orlansky, Jesse ; Thorpe, Jack
Report Date : Apr 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 365
Abstract : The Battle of 73 Easting, named after the map coordinates of its location, occurred on the second day of the war against Iraq. The mission of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, moving easterly as advance scouts, was to find and fix the Tawakalna Division of the Iraqi Republican Guard so that the VII corps could engage and overcome the main Iraqi forces who were retreating to the north. Weather conditions restricted visibility and close air support. Both sides were surprised when Troops Eagle, Ghost, and Iron, outnumbered three-to- one, encountered and destroyed a heavy Iraqi brigade in a defensive posture. A great amount of detailed information about this battle was collected by walking the battlefield, interviewing the participants, and reviewing all available records including radio communications during the battle. These data were used to re-create the events in distributed simulation (i.e., using SIMNET technology); the product, a moving picture permits observers to review what actually happened at any moment from any position or vehicle on any side of the battle. No previous battle has been recorded in greater detail or can be re- created dynamically for study, review and what-if analyses.
Descriptors : *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *LESSONS LEARNED , *AIR LAND BATTLES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , IRAQ , KUWAIT , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , MIDDLE EAST , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE