An evaluation of the Hydra-7 countermine weapon system
Maxwell, Tim A.
Eagle, James N.
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The basic principle of Maneuver Warfare in the 21st century is the seamless integration of sea and land as maneuver space. Unfortunately, our inability to conduct countermine and counterobstacle operations in the littorals severely curtails our ability to conduct Amphibious Warfare, a key ingredient to maneuver. Hydra-7, a possible solution to this problem, is one of the most promising countermine weapons under development, but its final performance level will depend on the effectiveness of subcomponent technologies. These subcomponent technologies have yet to reach maturity and may not perform as well as desired. This thesis provides analysis procedures and models to predict Hydra-7 effectiveness for a broad range of possible performance values of subcomponent systems. The methodology will determine which of the subcomponent technologies is most critical to the final performance of Hydra-7
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