The RAND Military Operations Simulation Facility

An Overview

by George L. Donohue, Bart E. Bennett, Jon B. Hertzog


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RAND's Military Operations Simulation Facility (MOSF) is a sophisticated gaming and simulation laboratory that supports highly interactive military analysis of strategic and tactical problems. One of the purposes of the MOSF is to maintain various types of military simulations and requisite databases, e.g., geographic and terrain data, target lists, military orders of battle, and road and rail networks. The centralized nature of the facility and its architecture enable the analyst to exploit a rich set of models and databases with relatively little start-up cost. This Note provides an overview of the features of the MOSF for users of the facility and for those who are interested in the MOSF's general capabilities.

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