| || Computer Simulation of an Armoured Battalion Swarming (Review Paper)
Author : Jankovic, Radomir
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:61(1) ; 2011 ; pp 36-43
Subject : 681.3 Computer Science
Keywords : Swarming;Armed mobile platform;Armoured battalion;Computer simulation
Abstract : Swarming is a tactical approach considered in modern armies combat activities conceptualisation. More intensive research of military application of swarming began after 2000, mostly in the areas of unmanned air, underwater, and ground vehicles, as well as in air force, navy and some special ground force units. In spite of relative inconveniences of contemporary main battle tanks to act as swarmers, some of initial results of the armoured mobile platforms swarming research have been presented. The motivation for the research is that adaptation of contemporary tanks for swarming could prolong their working life until the new generation comes, and could be the best investment in medium and smaller countries armies modernisation. Brief survey of the till date research, description of the simulation model and the results of experiments simulating swarming of the battalion-sized group of armed mobile platforms, defending territory from superior adversary unit, have been considered in the paper.