IRON TEMPLAR Parametric Analysis of Engagement Time and Hit Probability of an Armoured Fighting Vehicle

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Authors
  1. Ormrod, M.K.
  2. Hewitt, P.
  3. Stewart, J.C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Over the past few years, DLR has been investigating current technologies to improve the speed of application and the accuracy of direct fire from fire support vehicles. This study examines the effects of reducing the time required to engage a target and of increasing the probability of hit of an armoured fighting vehicle in a defensive and offensive posture. The results show that the effectiveness of the vehicle consistently and significantly improved as the time to engage a target decreased and as the probability of hit increased. The results also showed that decreasing the time to engage a target had a greater impact than increasing the probability of hitting it. Considering the fact that probability of hit is also range dependent, the study recommends that technologies that decrease the time required to engage a target be given a higher priority to those that increase the probability of hit.
Keywords
Janus War Game;Leopard tanks;Parametric analysis
Report Number
ORD-PR-0005 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2000
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
CA001920
CANDIS No
513658
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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