Accession Number:

ADA263833

Title:

AMC-SWMO Countermeasures Study. Volume 1. Guide to How Countermeasures Affect Smart Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 29 Sep 1991-15 Jun 1992

Corporate Author:

DYNETICS INC HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

This volume provides background technical and programmatic information on the complex subject of how smart weapons SW are affected by countermeasures CM on the battlefield. It defines CMs as devices, techniques, or actions that respond to a specific weapon or capability. The volumes covers threat CMs and how US Army SW can be made more robust in a CM environment. It focuses on the technical details of threat CM classes. These are designated signature alteration, decoys and deception obscurants, and jammers and directed energy weapons DEW. In additions to technical discussions on the CM classes, it also includes the process by which the Army incorporates CM effects into the design, analysis, requirements, definition and testing of SW. It gives the current roles and responsibilities of various government agencies involved in the CM assessment process. Guidelines and suggestions are presented and discussed to assist the smart weapon system program manager PM in ensuring that more CM robust smart weapons are developed. Although the PM is the primary focus of this volume, everyone involved in the SW and CM planning process should benefit from the information provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE