Accession Number:

AD0912715

Title:

Guide to Fire Support Mix Evaluation Techniques. Volume I. The Guide and Appendices A and B

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA NAVAL WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

This document is a guide to fire support mix evaluation techniques. The Guide results from research conducted with the overall objective of identifying a comprehensive methodology for evaluating fire support system mixes. The Guide proper is in four parts. Part I contains the analysis of the fire support function and process including definitions, descriptions, future trends, key elements, parameters, and interrelationships with other combat functional areas. Part II describes existing fire support methodologies, identifies their strong and weak points, and suggests alternative approaches. Methodologies are assessed from both an overall and a key element viewpoint. Part III Synthesizes the salient methodological issues. Part IV contains suggested procedures for use of an analyst in the conduct and management of a fire support mix evaluation study, relationship of existing and alternative techniques to key elements, strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies, how existing studies answer fire support questions, criteria for evaluating studies, and pitfalls to be avoided.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE