Strategies for Asset Defense with Precursor Attacks on the Command and Control System
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In this paper we present a progress report on our work on the static version of the Weapon to Target Assignment WTA problem in which vulnerable, distributed C3 nodes are included in the formulation. In the static defense asset problem with vulnerable C3 nodes the offense is allowed to attack either just the assets or first the command and control system and then the assets. In previous work we considered only command and control nodes that were capable of assigning any defensive weapon now a C3 nodemight control only a subset of weapons, with overlap in the spans of control permitted. A problem formulation that permits such distribution of the assignment responsibility is presented, as is a representative architecture. We show that such duplication of C3 unambiguously improves the capability of the defense. Approximations for determining both the attackers and defensers stockpile partition for the two stages of attack and defense are given.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems