Effective attacks in the salvo combat model: Salvo sizes and quantities of targets

  title={Effective attacks in the salvo combat model: Salvo sizes and quantities of targets},
  author={Michael J. Armstrong},
  journal={Naval Research Logistics},
This article considers two related questions of tactics in the context of the salvo model for naval missile combat. For a given set of targets, how many missiles should be fired to produce an effective attack? For a given available salvo size, how many enemy targets should be fired at? In the deterministic version of the model I derive a simple optimality relationship between the number of missiles to fire and the number of targets to engage. In the stochastic model I employ the expected loss… Expand
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