Evaluation of mobilization and deployment plan of an armored battalion

Muslum S., Sabuncuoglu İ.

MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH, vol.10, no.1, pp.43-62, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-62
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Being ready for war as soon as possible and with minimum casualties during the crises is the first mission of the troops. Mobilization and deployment plans arise as the most important tools for Army as they cover all the activities that troops must execute to respond against enemy immediately. In this paper, we study the performance of the mobilization and deployment plans of a Turkish armored battalion via simulation. The proposed simulation model is developed for military operation planners to analyse mobilization and deployment operation of troops early in decision process; perform bottleneck analysis and take necessary actions for the main problem areas. The proposed model can also reduce the risk of military operations before conducting them in actual war conditions. Moreover, it is used to identify the significant factors of enemy threat, detect the most hazardous region and the most hazardous factor for each region, and discover the system boundaries. The simulation model is developed using ARENA simulation system. The output of the model is analysed by the experimental design and ranking/selection procedures. A related bibliography is also provided in the paper.