Analysis of the Impacts of Nett Warrior on Lethality, Survivability, Collateral Damage, and Detection Range

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Systems Engineering

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Proceedings of the Annual General Donald R. Keith Memorial Conference

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Conference Proceeding


Nett Warrior is a mission command system that supports the mission of dismounted combat leaders. It graphically displays a map detailing the location of leaders, friendly vehicles, and enemy activity on an Android Smartphone while allowing Soldiers to communicate using voice, data, and Position Location Information messages. Although Nett Warrior provides new capabilities, they may not have a large enough impact on lethality, survivability, collateral damage, and detection range to make it worth utilizing. This project simulates two scenarios tied to basic infantry tasks, with and without Nett Warrior capabilities, to compare the impacts to overall lethality, survivability, collateral damage, and detection range. The simulation tool utilized was Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS) which is a force on force simulation package that models individual and small unit operations. The study culminates by analyzing the outputs from the simulation to look at the efficacy of Nett Warrior on small unit operations.

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