Accession Number : ADA403987


Title :   Light Armored Vehicles in Operations Other Than War


Descriptive Note : Student research paper


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : DeForest, R A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a403987.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : This study proposes that the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) is an ideal system for service in Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW), and that the Marine Corps must preserve this capability if it is to be able to continue to contribute effectively to these missions. The flexibility, mobility, and relative firepower of the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) has been tested in real world operations in Panama, Somalia, and Kosovo. The doctrinal missions exist in MOOTW for light armor to perform, and certainly the doctrinal employment of light armor is not at odds with the requirements of MOOTW. The Marine Corps is embarking on a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) that will take the vehicle to 2015, when a replacement is to be fielded. The MAGTF Expeditionary Family of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV) is to replace both the LAV and the tank in 2020. There is a five-year gap, more if there are delays in the MEFFV development and acquisition process, which the Marine Corps must address in order to maintain uninterrupted LAV capability.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *LIGHTWEIGHT , *ARMORED VEHICLES , *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , MARINE CORPS , MISSIONS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , SOMALIA , FIREPOWER , PANAMA


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE