Accession Number:

ADA411055

Title:

An Analysis of the Common Missile and TOW 2B on the Stryker Anti-Tank Guided Missile Platform, Using the Janus Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army is beginning to field the first of six Stryker Brigade Combat Teams SBCTs and equip the organic Anti-Tank AT Company of the Brigade with the LAV III Anti-Tank Guided Missile ATGM Platform and the Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided 2B TOW 2B missile system. A developmental effort is currently underway to replace the aging TOW 2B and Hellfire missile systems with a common missile that meets both ground and air requirements. With increased range, lethality, and target acquisition capability, the Common Missile CM is being designed as the primary weapon system for the Armys Comanche helicopter and is a candidate for the lethality system of the Future Combat System FCS within the Armys Objective Force. Additionally, the CM is designed to be backwards compatible with existing TOW 2B and Hellfire launch platforms. The objective of this research effort is to determine the increase in operational effectiveness through the employment of the CM in the AT company of the SBCT in three different scenarios, using the high-resolution Janus Combat Model. Operational effectiveness will be assessed and statistically analyzed using lethality, survivability, and engagement range for three measures of effectiveness MOEs.

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE