Net Assessment Methodologies and Critical Data Elements for Strategic and Theater Force Comparisons for Total Force Capability Assessment (TFCA). Volume III. A Preliminary Documentation of a Naval Model
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The model described in this paper is an aggregated, fully automated, deterministic model of combat between two opposing forces. The Blue forces in this model can consist of aircraft carriers, escort ships, submarines, sea-based attack and defensive aircraft, and land-based defensive aircraft. The Red forces in the model can consist of surface ships, submarines, land-based attack and defensive aircraft, and ground defenses. The model is designed to simulate combat between these forces in areas in which geography can play a significant role, such as in the Mediterranean area. In particular, a goal in the design of this model was to include geographical considerations in an aggregated model-- not to build a model that simulates either combat or geography or both in great detail. The description of the model in this paper is preliminary only in that portions of this description will be expanded in the near future in order to more thoroughly document in the model. The current status of the model is as follows Its programming is complete. That is, an input routine, the combat interaction routines, the output routines, and the code to hold these routines together have been programmed. An unclassified and entirely hypothetical data base has been prepared, the model has been successfully run with this data base, and brief initial tests of the model have been completed.
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