Accession Number : ADA119885

Title :   The MAGIC (Manually Assisted Gaming of Integrated Combat) Model,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Weiner,Milton G

PDF Url : ADA119885

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The detailed evaluation of new concepts or systems for ground combat, particularly when they are still in the formulative stage, can assist defense planners and systems designers in understanding the capabilities and limitations of their proposals before major funding and other commitments are made. If the concepts or systems do not differ markedly from current ones, the standard evaluation techniques of gaming or systems analysis are appropriate. Special approaches are likely to be needed, however, for advanced concepts or systems that dictate innovations in how forces are organized, how they will operate, the tactics that they will employ, etc. The evaluation method described here is one such approach. It can be used not only to throw light on the advantages and disadvantages of particular concepts and systems, as can other approaches, but also to illuminate relationships between the concept, the technologies for implementing it, and the tactics for their employment, i.e., on the interactions between tactics and technology.

Descriptors :   *Systems analysis, *Game theory, *Test and evaluation, *Land warfare, *Defense planning, *Defense systems, Simulation, Weapon system effectiveness, Operational effectiveness, Combat effectiveness, Area defense, Area security, Performance tests, Variables, Field tests, Data acquisition, Three dimensional, Terrain models, Hand held, Computer programs, Calculators, Integrated systems

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE