Accession Number : AD0835936

Title :   THE ASW ROLE IN THE LOGISTIC SUPPORT OF GROUND FORCES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Bresson,M.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report contains an application of Lanchester theory to the ASW role in logistic support of ground forces. On the basis of the observed slowing-down of land offensives, a model is developed to explain the logistical constraints that impose an upper limit on the tactical or strategic capabilities of ground forces. The model is then generalized to cover not only the space/time constraints within the land theatre itself, but also those constraints that are imposed by the availability of supplies. This leads to the development of a global model showing the interactions between land and naval battles for conditions in which the main source of supply of large land units depends on the safe arrival of transport ships. The role of ASW in the logistic support of ground forces is thereby demonstrated.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, *WARFARE), (*ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, LANCHESTER EQUATIONS), WAR GAMES, INFANTRY, ARTILLERY, TRANSPORTATION, CARGO SHIPS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS, CONSUMPTION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, AMMUNITION, FUEL CONSUMPTION, MILITARY RATIONS, SPARE PARTS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, WESTERN EUROPE, SOUTH KOREA, USSR, LIBYA

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE