Accession Number:

AD0687723

Title:

COMBAT: A SERIES OF ON-LINE COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR QUICK-RESPONSE FORCE COST ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The paper is a description of COMBAT, the Cost Oriented Model Built to Analyze Tradeoffs, that enables the analyst to participate, through Rands time-shared computer system JOSS, in a war-gaming or planning exercise and to supply instant estimates of the cost of alternative weapons and forces. COMBAT is composed of five individual weapon system cost-estimating models aircraft, missile, ground-based, ship, and space and a time-phased force cost-estimating model. The study is intended not only to instruct analysts on the use of the model but also to stimulate the development of similar cost-estimating models for use with other than military forces or systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE