Accession Number : ADA310097

Title :   Close Combat Antiarmor Weapon Systems (CCAWS) Technology Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Dec 94-Feb 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Mansager, Bard K.

PDF Url : ADA310097

Report Date : 31 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : As the production of the Army's Long Range Antitank System, the TOW2B, ends, the investigation of new technologies for a replacement system is underway. A new system should have a greater range and lethality, while also providing greater survivability for the system gunner. Currently there are three technologies that appear to satisfy the above conditions. One candidate system uses a fire and forget technology, where the gunner is not required to guide the missile after firing. This system would be an extended range Javelin, the present Medium Range Antitank System. The second candidate is a command guided missile extending the range of the TOW2B. The last system is a hybrid in that it begins as a command guided missile and then at some range the command link is cut and the missile locks on the target without further command guidance required. This research examines the three technologies in both offensive and defensive scenarios using the TOW2B as a baseline for comparison. The three systems were modeled using the Janus Combat Simulation.

Descriptors :   *REPLACEMENT, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *ANTITANK GUNS, GUIDED MISSILES, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, WARFARE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PRODUCTION, SURVIVABILITY, LETHALITY, MILITARY TACTICS, OPTICAL TRACKING, GUNNERS, COMMAND GUIDANCE, WIRE GUIDANCE, TUBE LAUNCHED.

Subject Categories : Guns
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE