Accession Number:

ADA045212

Title:

An Application of GASP IV to Determine the Effect of a Limited Interdiction Campaign on a Logistics System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

This thesis simulates a 15 day interdiction campaign against the logistics system supporting enemy troops at the Forward Edge of the Battle Area FEBA. The interdictor has a limited number of aircraft for interdiction attacks. The following three attack strategies are available to the interdictor 1 attacks against trucks only, 2 an attack against one link in the road network and attacks against trucks, and 3 attacks against two links in the road network and trucks. An optional defense suppression capability can be used with each of the above strategies. If selected, all aircraft used are taken from the aircraft assigned to the interdiction campaign. The enemy has a limited number of trucks available to move supplies to the FEBA. To maximize vehicle use, trucks are assigned to routes with the shortest round trip times to the maximum extent possible. To minimize losses, truck movement is limited to 12 hour period. The effects of the interdiction campaign are measured by the number of aircraft lost, the number of trucks that re destroyed, and several ratios which compare supplies delivered to the FEBA to the enemys planned supply requirement and its effect on the enemys operational flexibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE