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The Incubator Process: Implementation Experience for a Proposed Follow-On to the MOUT ACTD

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This document is the second of two works that describe a needs-generation and evaluation methodology that was developed and implemented in support of the Military Operations in Urban Terrain MOUT Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration ACTD. The first work The Incubator Process Methodology IDA-D-2779 describes the methodology this work describes the methodology as it has been applied to a proposed follow-on program to the MOUT ACTD. The follow-on program was intended to be a warrior-centric, Battalion Task Force and below tactical level program that supported the Army Interim Brigade and the Armys Chief of Staff vision of an Infantry-centric Objective Maneuver Force. Having learned from the experiences of the MOUT ACTD, the follow-on adopted a needs-based approach. Logical Decisions LD and Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation JCATS are the two modeling and simulation M S tools that were selected for incorporation into the application of the Incubator Process for the follow-on program. LD is a software decision support tool that was chosen to assist in creating Capability Assessment Process CAP models to determine to what degree a particular capability satisfies a warfighter need. JCATS is a multi-sided, interactive, single-entity-level combat simulation. It was chosen to provide an opportunity for force-on-force analyses based on its suitability to represent the characteristics and traits of an urban environment. The JCATS-specific support work involved identifying warfighter needs conducive to modeling and describing the M S approach for each. The four warfighter needs analyzed were urban surveillance and detection, sniper detection, improved target designation, and enhanced casualty evacuation. In addition, three workshops have been held on warfighter needs definition and prioritization, warfighter needs development, and warfighter capabilities development. 8 tables, 10 figures

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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