Weapon System Implications of RLPG Technology
Final rept. Sep 1997-Feb 1999
MANDZY (JOHN) HOLLIS NH
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The primary purpose of this effort is to provide a preliminary assessment, from a weapon system perspective, of the applicability of LP gun LPG technology to the U.S. Armys anticipated future gun weapon systems needs, with particular emphasis on the Future Combat System FCS, the intended replacement for the Ml main battle tank MBT. The focus is at the weapon system level, as opposed to the details of implementation. Admittedly, these are often far from trivial, but they determine the difficulty of implementation and not the desirability of doing so. The secondary purpose is to provide, based on the current technology development status and as driven by the specific characteristics of the gun weapon systems discussed, the future development needs should the U.S. Army choose to continue development of this technology.