Accession Number:

ADA167024

Title:

Low Intensity Conflict Combat Attrition Methodology.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COMBINED ARMS OPERATIONS RESEARCH ACTIVITY FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This paper discussed the methodologies used to generate the Combat Results Tables CRT for the training simulation ASBALON as provided to USSOUTHCOM in October 1984. CRTs included address direct fire, ambush, small arms against landing helicopters, artillerymortar, indirect fire and air-to-ground outcomes. A Markov pure death process is used to generate direct fire results and this process achieves Lanchester results. This Markov process is considered clever and might have application to other attrition methodologies. Keywords Third World, Host Nation, Small arms, Mortars, Training, Attrition, Firepower, Losses, Methodology, Model development, and War games.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE