IRON RENAISSANCE EVALUATION OF THE LAV III COMBAT TEAM IN CONVENTIONAL WAR OPERATIONS

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Authors
  1. Ormrod, M.K.
  2. Bender, P.R.S.
  3. Davison, D.T.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This study evaluates the infantry combat team equipped with the LAV III compared to the present day combat team equipped with the M113A3 for conventional operations in war in the year 2006. Since consideration is being given to totally replacing the M113 family of armoured personnel carriers and TOW Armour with the LAV III within infantry battalions, emphasis is given to evaluating the various LAV III deployment options in the defense and attack. The study finds that the LAV III is more combat effective and versatile than the M113A3. The LAV III proved itself to be most effective when under section control. However, limitations on its mobility, protection and firepower restricted its tactical flexibility and deployment. The study recommends a review of three doctrinal issues - Command and Control; Clearing an Objective vs Loss of Momentum; and Firebase Tasks.
Keywords
M113A3;LAV III;Deployment options;Warfighting
Report Number
ORD-PR-9905 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 1999
Number of Pages
83
DSTKIM No
99-00724
CANDIS No
510769
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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