Accession Number : ADA302380

Title :   Force Wars, A Model of Army Systems in Combat Including Fratricide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Bunn, Fred L.

PDF Url : ADA302380

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This report describes a stochastic simulation of combat between Army weapon systems. It is oriented toward those who are interested in using the model to perform studies of the combat effectiveness of weapon systems and their subsystems and toward those who are interested in extending the model. The model was designed to analyze combat effectiveness of Army systems as well as their subsystems. It is an extension of the Tank Wars model. Major extensions include fratricide, a mix of weapon systems on each side and multiple kinds of weapons/rounds on each platform. It can simulate combat of as many as SO combatants of 10 kinds, but this is easily increased. The model is written in FORTRAN 90 using top-down structured programming. It is based on the old Tank Wars model which is running at more than a dozen installations.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), *ARMORED VEHICLES, LINE OF SIGHT, SIMULATION, WARFARE, MATERIEL, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, IMPACT, DAMAGE, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), WEAPON SYSTEMS, MOTION, FORTRAN, ARMY EQUIPMENT, SEARCHING, CLASSIFICATION, DATA ACQUISITION, COMPUTER NETWORKS, TARGET DETECTION, SELECTION, FRATRICIDE, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING, FIRING MECHANISMS(AMMUNITION), FIRING ERROR INDICATORS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE