OPERATIONS RESEARCH STUDY OF COMMAND AND CONTROL TRADE-OFFS IN AN AMPHIBIOUS ENVIRONMENT
TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS REDONDO BEACH CA
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This study demonstrates the use of analytical techniques to quantitatively describe the interrelationships between mobility, dispersion, surveillance, and fire power as they affect the survival of tactical units on the battlefield. The purpose of such a study was to emphasize the possible use of analytical models to explore areas of Marine CorpsNavy advanced warfare military systems and operations in which outputs obtained from such analyses could lead, by implication, to recommendations for requirements for surveillance, fire power, force size, logistics, and command and control subsystems. The basic problem analyzed in this study can be summarized as follows An amphibious landing force x, at sea, is to assault a limited area defended by a force y. The landing force x is to be split up into an air mobile force x sub a and a surface mobile force x sub s. The defending y, in turn, commits its forces by allocating part of y, beta sub 1 y, in defense of the beach and the remaining force, beta sub 2 y, to defend against the air mobile attack.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems