Accession Number:

ADA088027

Title:

Artillery Engagement Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Dec 1979

Corporate Author:

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

A system was developed to integrate artillery units into engagement simulation REALTRAIN, MILES field training. The system involved computing the impact point of artillery rounds from the data placed on the sights of the howitzers. This allowed realistsic marking of simulated missions in the vicinity of maneuver troops. During a development test, an artillery battery fired 36 simulated missions. The battery improved its speed and accuracy while reducing its performance variability. Participating artillerymen were enthusiastic and felt they had learned a great deal, indicating that the system was an effective training method in itself as well as a compatible component of overall combat field training. A draft training circular designed to be used by training managers of direct support artillery battalions is being produced as a result of this project.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE