Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) Effectiveness Analysis. Phase 1
PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICER ARMORED SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION WARREN MI
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The Combat Vehicle Survivability Assessment Cell CVSAC conducted a study to identify the potential survivability impact of installing a Laser Warning Receiver LWR on an armored vehicle. The CVSAC used Groundwars, a force-on-force stochastic computer model developed and maintained by AMSAA, to analyze the benefits accruing from an ideal LWR capable of providing precise direction to a threat laser source. AMSAA has reviewed and concurred with CVSACs methodology and analysis results. This analysis considered a one-on-one scenario in which Red and Blue tanks attacked and defended. During the attack, the tank Red or Blue was fully exposed during the defense, the tank was in hull-defilade. There were 2000 repetitions of this scenario made during this analysis. During each model run, Red was assumed to have already acquired Blue. The effectiveness of the Blue tank when equipped with an LWR was compared to a basecase in which no LWR was present. Laser Warning Receivers provide early warning of impending threat engagements.
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