Evaluating a Swedish Airborne Combat Capability using Computer Supported Morphological Analysis
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY STOCKHOLM
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General morphological analysis MA is a method for structuring and analysing the total set of relationships contained in multi-dimensional, non-quantifiable problem complexes, and for synthesising solution spaces. During the past ten years, MA has been extended, computerised and applied by FOI for scenario development, long-term strategy management and organisational structuring. This article outlines the fundamentals of the morphological approach and describes its use in a study carried out by the Swedish Army Command concerning the development of an airborne combat capability. The study was to evaluate how such a capability can enhance armed forces operations in a fifteen-year perspective. Morphological analysis MA was utilised for the initial structuring and analysis of the relationships between the variables involved, among these tactical, organisational, economic, and command and control.
- Computer Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics