A Case-study in Military Decision-making With Mission-oriented Multiple Objectives

  • Diederik J. D. Wijnmalen


In this paper we report on a problem of selecting military equipment. We have applied an evaluation methodology based on hierarchical multi-criteria analysis, which relates the contribution of alternative options (regarding equipment, organisational structure, etc.) to military objectives by explicitly defining military missions, tasks and functions. The analysis consists of two approaches, an aggregate ("holistic") and a detailed approach, which should complement each other and offer an opportunity for comparison and reflection. We begin with an overview of the evaluation methodology and then focus on the application.


Alternative Option Task Model Multicriteria Analysis Task Score Military Equipment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik J. D. Wijnmalen
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  1. 1.TNO Physics and Electronics LaboratoryThe HagueThe Netherlands

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