Accession Number:

ADA568306

Title:

An Effect Based Approach to the Application of Weapon Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Nowadays, western armed forces more and more use the effects of their actions as a starting point for operations. Concepts such as Effect Based Approach to Operations, Comprehensive Approach and others display this evolution. When it comes to weapon systems, the armed forces struggle to use these concepts and to translate them into guidelines. Therefore, TNO tries to set up a methodology to efficiently use effects as a starting point to answer questions related to the acquisition and use of weapon systems. One part of the TNO work is focused on designing a quick and simple method to match multiple weapon systems to multiple tasks. The method matches the effects that are required by the tasks to the effects that can be reached by using the weapon system. The method gives way to tools, for instance

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE