Vector In Commander - VIC

U.S. Army TRAC - WSMR; White Sands, NM

VIC is a computerized, analytical, mid-intensity model developed for use in estimating net assessments, performing force deployment studies, and generating information for performing tradeoffs among weapon systems. The outcome of force interactions is determined in terms of the ground gained or lost and the attritions of personnel and weapon systems.

The level of aggregation is the maneuver battalion or its equivalent. It employs forces up to the level of a U.S. corps facing an enemy of strength determined by the scenario and theater in which the simulation takes place. It uses modified differential equations for combat outcomes based upon the VECTOR-2 model. Tactics are supplied by the user to provide flexibility in controlling model processes. Each side may employ maneuver units, weapon systems, and weapons of tactical aircraft, as well as artillery, mines, helicopters, air defense systems, and other means of conducting combat at the U.S. corps level.

The model will accommodate any theater depending on the database and includes land, air, and space (overhead to land). The environment is represented by grid square and representation contains trafficability and intervisibility information.

The user inputs forces and supply inventories, basic weapons performance data, other system performance data, geographic and terrain data, and tactical decision tables.

The results of a simulation run include casualties and system losses (killer/victim scoreboards, etc.), FLOT traces and force positions over time, target acquisition and intelligence summaries, availability and condition of forces and supplies, and air battle and air defense results.

Studies agencies and study applications for which the model has been used include: AFV, DEEP FIRES, BF90, FAADS, LHX, and CAMAA.