Concept Definition and Evaluation Criteria for the Mobile Protected Weapons System (MPWS) and the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).
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The focus of the project described in this report was twofold to examine Marine Corps mission-driven needs for a mobile weapons systems, following the guidelines required by OMB Circular A-109 and to establish source selection parameters and performance standards for a light armored vehicle LAV. While the specific vehicles required are clearly different, both the Mobile Protected Weapons System MPWS and the LAV are envisioned to be helicopter-transportable, highly mobile, and able to provide direct fire support and organic antiarmor capability during landing force operations and in subsequent operations ashore. This study employed numerous experts in the areas of threat, tactics, and weapons technology to provide subjective judgments and objective data necessary for such an analysis. This use of experts allowed the Marine Corps decisions to be made by Marines with minimum impact from outside consultants. The framework for the analysis in this study was multi-attribute utility analysis MAUA, a technique in which these data and judgments are combined in a logical and defensible manner. Author
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