Modeling and analysis of movement of a Turkish armored battalion to mobilization task area using simulation
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Beginning with the cold war era especially the Combat Readiness and Peacekeeping missions become more important than the other tasks of the armies. The War Gaming and the Combat Simulations, which are developed especially for the purpose of evaluating combat between heavily armored forces, have recently been dealing with these new missions. The movement of ground forces, which is one of the major tasks of any ground commander, becomes a very significant operation in these new missions. In this study, the existing movement plan of a Turkish Armored Battalion is studied by using a simulation model of the system. This simulation model helps staff officers of the headquarters which are the planners of military operations to build movement plans for the armored battalions early in decision process, identifies the problem areas in the movement plan, and takes necessary precautions, and evaluates the risk management before conducting a real operation. iii This thesis aims for modeling and evaluating the movement of a Turkish armored battalion emplaced next to border from assembly area to the mobilization task areas, determining the amount of time delay of each retarding event caused both by terrain and the enemy and analyzing the cost for using the semi-trailers to carry armored vehicles of the battalion. The output of the model is analyzed by appropriate statistical methods. The code of the simulation is written in Arena simulation program.
Movement of Ground Forces
Multi-criteria Decision Making