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M. Kaplan

Bio: M. Kaplan is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Production engineering & Maintenance engineering. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publication(s) receiving 2 citation(s).

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Abstract: A concept called Military Utility is proposed for the study of the use of technology in military operations. The proposed concept includes a three-level structure representing key features and their detailed components. On basic level the Military Utility of a technical system, to a military actor, in a specific context, is a compound measure of the military effectiveness, of the assessed technical system's suitability to the military capability system and of the affordability. The concept is derived through conceptual analysis and is based on related concepts used in social sciences, the military domain and Systems Engineering. It is argued that the concept has qualitative explanatory powers and can support military decision-making regarding technology in forecasts, defense planning, development, utilization and the lessons learned process. The suggested concept is expected to contribute to the development of the science of Military-Technology and to be found useful to actors related to defense.

15 citations

01 Jan 2018
TL;DR: There is an ongoing duel between military sensor development and developments in signature management, and the last decade, with warfare characterized by joint expeditionary operations and asymmetry, has seen an increase in the importance of signature management in warfare.
Abstract: There is an ongoing duel between military sensor development and developments in signature management. The last decade, with warfare characterized by joint expeditionary operations and asymmetry, h ...

2 citations