An analysis of Common Missile and TOW 2B using the Janus combat simulation
Kruse, Rachel A.
Mansager, Bard K.
Snider, Keith F.
Crino, Scott T.
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The US Army is currently developing a new close combat missile system, Common Missile, to replace the aging Tubelaunched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (TOW 2B) and HELLFIRE missile systems. The Common Missile will have a greater range and improved target acquisition capability over the current missile systems. The purpose of this thesis is to compare the performance of the Common Missile and the TOW 2B missile in a simulated ground battle situation in three varying terrain conditions. This thesis used the Janus high resolution combat model to simulate the missile systems in a Desert, European and Mediterranean environment. Each of the scenarios used a force-on-force battle to measure effectiveness. Data were gathered from the Janus created postprocessor files of the three scenarios. The analysis compared three measures of effectiveness (MOEs) in the areas of lethality, survivability and engagement range. The goal of the analysis was to determine performance differences between the missile systems by comparing the mean of the simulation results.
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