Historical Perspectives on Vulnerability/Lethality Analysis
Final rept. Jan 95-Dec 97
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Commencing in the early 1990s, Mr. James OBryon of the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD, Operational Testing and Evaluation OTE, charged the Vulnerability Lethality Division VLD of what is now the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL to capture in a hard-bound book the artscience of vulnerability and lethality VIL analysis. This work has since expanded into the publication of a series of volumes, each dedicated to a particular portion of the VIL community-ground mobile targets, hardened fixed targets, aircraft, etc. As a first step in this mammoth effort, a number of articles were commissioned to be gathered from some of the giants in the history of VIL analysis. These articles gave a foundation from which the writing of the first of the series commenced and are collected in this report with the hope that future generations of VIL analysts will find in them inspiration for their own accomplishments.