Accession Number : ADA131494

Title :   Independent Assessment of Trade-Off Determination and Trade-Off Analysis for Division Support Weapon System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Feb-30 Mar 83,

Corporate Author : XMCO INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Sperrazza,Joseph ; Shelton,Henry R

PDF Url : ADA131494

Report Date : 30 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The following is a summary of the conclusions drawn from review of DSWS TOD and TOA documentation coupled with discussions with representatives of the development and analytical communities. The major concern is predicted marginal survivability of the candidate DSWS. Suggested solution to the predicted marginal survivability problem is the use of applique armor for the chassis of the new DSWS. Additional suggestions to enhance the overall DSWS effectiveness includes: an antihelicopter STAFF round, a flechetta round for defense against direct ground attack, improved MET data, replacement of copper rotating bands with plastic ones, and continued high priority emphasis on advanced propellants and remotely settable timed fuzes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Self propelled guns, *Howitzers, Survivability, Vulnerability, Trade off analysis, Battlefields, Tactical warfare, Nuclear warfare, Armor plate, Hardening, Antiaircraft defense systems, Propellants, Firepower, Division level organizations, Combat support, Advanced weapons

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE