Accession Number:

ADA238796

Title:

Operations Implications of 3x8 Field Artillery Battalions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

A comparison is performed of battlefield effects of 3X8 field artillery cannon battalions using two different methods of employing battery fires. Battles conducted at the National Training Center are used as a basis for developing scenarios for analysis. The NTC Livefire OPFOR is replicated in Janus, and artillery missions from actual battles are fired against it. The two methods of artillery employment are platoon fires and battery fires. A statistical analysis is performed on the results, and the operational implications are presented. The findings indicate that the method of employing batteries, a unified battery versus independent platoons, does influence the number of kills obtained. But which method yields the best effects is highly dependent upon numerous, scenario related factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE