Accession Number:

ADA220455

Title:

Development of a Combat Model with a Minibattle Structure

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 1988-30 Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

ROYAL MILITARY COLL OF SCIENCE SHRIVENHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT GROUP

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This report is concerned with the development of a prototype combat model based on the concept of battle decomposition. The main sources of data were armour anti-armour combat trials held in Europe and the U.S.A. A review of some relevant results obtained by the authors in a previous related study is presented along with the results of some new data analysis concerning force activity levels and the distribution of firing activity among individual weapon systems. Attrition methodologies appropriate to the resolution of few-on-few combat are discussed and two such methods which have been incorporated in the model are examined in detail. The report goes on to look at the structure of the model in relation to the structure of battle. Finally, some ways of extending the scope of the model are suggested and recommendations are made regarding the simplification of data input and the potential applicability of parallel processing technology. Combat model, Network, Minibattle, Chinese eye, ARCOMS, Attrition, Battle decomposition. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE