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An example of scenario-based evaluation of military capability areas An impact assessment of alternative systems on operations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781479959273
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Systems Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Systems Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


The concept of military capabilities is often used in strategic planning of defense. This study describes an example of scenario-based evaluation of military capability areas using alternative systems. The study concentrates on three capability areas: protection, awareness and engagement. Evaluations of new systems in realistic but future-oriented scenarios may reveal new possibilities to utilize collaboration of different systems or to replace existing systems with new ones. The study indicates how the combination of UAVs and satellites is the most prominent system compared to UAV or satellite systems to enhance protection, engagement and awareness capability, especially in the 10-year span. Technology development may reveal unexpected synergies in the utilization of the combination of these two systems. Further work will focus on the application of the methodology in other areas and on the collection of data to analyze the effect of the technology development to the capability areas.


  • impact assessment, military capability, scenario, systems, technology forecasting

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