COMBAT: A SERIES OF ON-LINE COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR QUICK-RESPONSE FORCE COST ANALYSIS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics