A Heterogeneous Shoot-Look-Shoot Attrition Process
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Shoot-look-shoot attrition generally refers to cases in which the shooting side has or can be adequately modeled as having sufficient coordination among its shooters that 1 it can assign any particular shooter to engage any particular target, 2 engagements occur in succession, and the shooting side can assess the results of each engagement before being required to make succeeding assignments, and 3 the shooting side can assign shooters who have not yet made an attack or who are capable of making another attack to engage only those targets that either have not yet been engaged or have survived all prior engagements against them. This paper describes formulas that can be used to simulate shoot-look-shoot attrition processes in deterministic combat models.
- Operations Research