Accession Number:

ADA125455

Title:

New Concepts for U.S. Combat Vehicle Systems

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

A new approach for developing ground combat vehicle systems concepts based on the use of unmanned, highly automated, and remotely managed target acquisition and engagement subsystems offers the potential for major increases in system firepower, firepower mobility, and survivability. The approach can be used to extend the capabilities of current tank systems and to provide alternative designs and operational concepts for future tank systems. TEARS tank Effectiveness Augmentation by Remote Subsystems, extends the capabilities of current rank systems by employing tank-crew-managed, highly automated, limited mobility platforms Demons equipped with IR-radar sensors and antiarmor weapons. The TEARS system concept appears to offer force multiplier improvements to tank systems and forces in terms of selected engagement-related capabilities and intra- and inter-theater mobility.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE