Accession Number : AD0698726

Title :   THEATERWIDE TACTICAL FIGHTER COMBAT OPERATIONS MODEL (TAFCOM): A PROGRAM DESCRIPTION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,K. G. ; Huber,C. R.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : TAFCOM simulates large-scale air attack; it can handle thousands of aircraft with hundreds of bombers attacking tens of targets and penetrating through up to 20 air defense systems of varying effectiveness. TAFCOM assigns sorties to targets, selects and records the ordnance, computes in detail the attrition by SAMs, AA, and interceptors and the target damage inflicted. Each simulated day is run as two separate attacks, with roles reversed for the second run. Written in FORTRAN IV, TAFCOM consists of 84 programs and subprograms arranged in 10 chained links in order of execution; data required by all links are calculated once and kept in core. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), TACTICAL WARFARE, AERIAL WARFARE, AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTION, ATTRITION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, PENETRATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE