Accession Number:

ADA091391

Title:

Soldier Capability-Army Combat Effectiveness (SCACE) Study

Descriptive Note:

Study progress rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY SOLDIER SUPPORT CENTER FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Combat, training test, and field experiment data indicate that the capability of soldiers is the major determinant of the combat effectiveness of weapons, and the dominant factor in the outcome of battles. It follows that it is not appropriate to use, in defense analysis and planning, weapon and force effectiveness indices that are based on design effectiveness of weapons, in lieu of effectiveness figures achievable with real-world troops under field conditions. A concept for derivation of Soldier Capability Factors SCAFs, based on quantitative data on the relationships of soldier capabilities and combat effectiveness, is presented. Integration of SCAFs into weapons effectiveness measures and combat models can be expected to result in far- reaching improvements in the war games and analyses that form the foundation for the Army planning, programming, and resource allocation processes. It is proposed that SCAFs be validated and refined by experiments conducted at the Army National Training Center, using the latest engagement simulation technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE