Accession Number : ADP000606

Title :   Analytic Models of Air Cavalry Combat Operations,

Corporate Author : VECTOR RESEARCH INC ANN ARBOR MI

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,David E.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper describes two analytical models of air cavalry combat operations developed by Vector Research, Incorporated, for the Systems Analysis Group, U.S. Army Combat Developments Command (VRI, 1973). These models were developed to describe the dynamics of combat between attack helicopters and ground elements in two types of engagements: one involving attack helicopters in support of an armored battalion task force engaging an appropriate opponent; and the other, an independent attack of ground elements by attack helicopters. Section 2.0 discusses the independent helicopter attack (IHA) model, and section 3.0 treats the battalion task force models.

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Airmobile operations, *Cavalry, *Attack helicopters, *Surface targets, *Mathematical models, Stochastic processes, Target acquisition, Masking, Standoff, Attrition, Weapon delivery, Close support, Battalion level organizations, Operations research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE