Methods for assessment of Network-Centric-Warfare - base data report to FoRMA


  • Höstbeck Lars

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0671--SE

Pages: 52

Written in: Swedish


Studies about Network Centric Warfare, NCW, are in progress in the project FoRMA at FOI. NCW describes a system for warfare, where the functions are separated into different platforms and at the same time are working together, through a network that is realized by information technology. The working group NCW was formed in May 2001 and the task was to develop and apply methods to assess armed combat in net-centric environment. The issue when analysing NCW should be if NCW is possible and what limitations and advantages NCW can provide compared to Platform Centric Warfare. This report describes the work done by the working group during the autumn of 2001. The report describes the method with various Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and charts that has been developed in order to assess the sensor-to-shooter loops the group has decided to work with. The report also compares the method developed to three different methods reported in the literature.