Tactical Engagement Simulation Training Techniques: REALTRAIN for Armored Cavalry Platoons.
Interim rept. for 1976-1978,
HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA
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Field research was carried out to develop and refine engagement simulation techniques to support armored cavalry tactical training. As a first step in this research program, exercise control procedures and rules of engagement were developed by research personnel to support armored cavalry engagement simulation training. Weapon signature simulation techniques for armored cavalry weapons for which simulation techniques did not exist were also developed. These were tested in a series of field tests. These field tests were developmental in nature, rather than validations of a completed system. 1 Procedures designed to emphasize the reconnaissance functions of the armored cavalry platoon in ES exercises. 2 Procedures for incorporating feedback on reconnaissance performance into the After Action Review conducted following each exercise. 3 Controller procedures and the exercise control system, and 4 The effectiveness of the weapons effects and signature simulators for armored cavalry weapons. Noteworthy is the fact that these tests were the first time in engagement simulation training exercises that an indirect fire weapon--in this case, the 4.2 inch 107mm mortar--was incorporated physically into exercise play.
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