Degraded States Vulnerability Analysis of a Foreign Armored Fighting Vehicle
Final rept. Sep 1991-Apr 1992
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Since 1990, the Ballistic VulnerabilityLethality Division BVLD of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL formerly the VulnerabilityLethality Division VLD of the U.S. Army Ballistic Research laboratory BRL, and the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity AMSAA have been using the Degraded States DS Vulnerability Methodology DSVM for vulnerability calculations. The DSVM determines the possibly degraded, but operational, state of a combat system following an encounter with a damage mechanism. The methodology was tested on a U.S. armored fighting vehicle for both single shot Abell, Roach, and Starks 1989 and view average vulnerability estimates Abell, Burdeshaw, and Rickter 1990 for a representative set of initial conditions. This report details the first analysis to be completed during implementation specifically, a foreign armored fighting vehicle AFV. As shown in previous degraded states analyses, the Degraded States metrics provide a more detailed vulnerability assessment than the Damage Assessment List DAL methodology. The purpose of this analysis was to illustrate further the value of the Degraded States metrics by comparing Degraded States results with DAL results and to expand the pool of combat systems for which Degraded States metrics have been calculated.
- Combat Vehicles