A Problem of Allocation of Supporting Fire in Combat as a Zero Sum Differential Game.
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Optimal fire-support strategies are studied through a deterministic differential game using Lanchester-type equations of warfare. In addition to the MAX-Min principle, the theory of singular extremals is required to solve this prescribed duration combat problem. The combat is between two heterogeneous forces, each composed of infantry and a supporting weapon system artillery. In contrast to previous work reported in the literature, the attrition structure of the problem at hand leads to the optimal fire-support strategy of the attacker requiring him to sometimes split his artillery fire between enemy infantry and artillery counterbattery fire. Numerical examples are given. Modified author abstract
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics