Accession Number : ADA190016

Title :   Winning the Airland Battle with Tactical Engagement Simulation,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sulzen, Robert H

PDF Url : ADA190016

Report Date : 31 Mar 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : To win the AirLand Battle we must achieve a qualitative superiority. The Warsaw Pact nations have achieved a quantative superiority and possess approximate technical equivalence in basic military hardware. Superior combat performance can be achieved through repetitive Tactical Engagement Simulation training using MILES until objective standards are reached. Few units now employ MILES as it was designed to be used. Strapping on MILES does not ensure realism, however, realism is vital for successful tactical training. Research has revealed the Tactical Engagement Simulation trained Light Infantry platoons had a 30 to 1 greater chance of winning an offensive mission than did less well trained platoons opposed by well trained defenders. Similarly trained Combined Arms teams had a 15 to 1 greater chance of winning an offensive mission. Repetitive Tactical Engagement Simulation training, to criterion performance, with the rules of engagement enforced will greatly enhance the probability of winning the AirLand Battle.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL WARFARE, *ARMY TRAINING, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY TRAINING, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TRAINING, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, SIMULATION, TRAINING DEVICES, LASER APPLICATIONS, UTILIZATION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE