Comparison and Evaluation of Four Theater-Level Models: CEM IV, IDAGAM I, LULEJIAN-I, VECTOR-I,
WEAPONS SYSTEMS EVALUATION GROUP (DEFENSE) ARLINGTON VA
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical description of four currently available computerized simulations of combat. The paper is intended to be useful to study agencies as an aid in their selection of a model for the study of a specific problem. It should also be useful to the reviewer of modeling efforts in that it makes explicit model assumptions, strengths and weaknesses which may not otherwise be obvious. The paper compares all aspects of 4 theater-level conventional combat simulations. 1 The Campaign Evaluation Model CEM IV, 2 The Institute for Defense Analyses Ground Air Model IDAGAM I, 3 the LULEJIAN I Theater Level Model LULEJIAN I, and 4 the VECTOR Theater Battle Model VECTOR I. These models were considered to represent the current state-of-the-art by the analytical organizations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Army and the Air Force.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics