Comparison of Bradley M2A2 and M2A3 using Janus
Lovaszy, Steven Andrew
Mansager, Bard K.
Read, Robert R.
Roussos, Glen G.
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The US Army is currently developing a new variant of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle the M2A3 also known as the BFVS-A3. The new vehicle will include a number of modifications to the current M2A2 vehicle as a result of combat experience during Operation Desert Storm. The modifications have resulted from a need to upgrade the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System (BFVS) to facilitate enhanced command and control lethality,, survivability, mobility, and sustainability, to defeat current and future threat forces. The purpose of this thesis is to compare the two variants of vehicle in the Pre-test Modeling phase of the Model-Test--Model concept. This thesis used the Janus high resolution combat model, to simulate the vehicles and weapon systems under two scenarios, a Head-to-Head scenario, and a Force-on-Force scenario. The Head-to-Head scenario is a simulation of the future Limited User Test 2 to be conducted by TEXCOM. The Force-on-Force scenario is a simulated battle between a Bradley platoon and a Soviet style tank heavy company. Data was gathered from the Janus created postprocessor files of the two scenarios. The analysis compared four measures of effectiveness (MOEs), in the areas of detection, engagement, lethality, and survivability. The aim of the analysis was to detect differences between the vehicle variants using the two sample T-test and the Mann-Whitney- Wilcoxen test
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