III.G.01. Composite Armored Vehicle (CAV) ATD. By FY98, demonstrate the feasibility of a composite structure and advanced armor solution for a 17- to 22-ton air transportable vehicle weighing at least 33 percent less than an aluminum-based structure and armor of equal protection level. In addition, demonstrate manufacturability, repairability, durability, and large section cutouts/joining of composites as well as integration of signature management. Assess affordability of composite structures for ground combat vehicle applications. By FY96, complete designs of an advanced composite structure with integrated signature management and advanced armor for application to all future lightweight ground combat vehicles. Complete fabrication and assembly of CAV composite hull structure in FY97. Full-up automotive subsystems to be outfitted and CAV ATD delivered Feb 97. Durability/User evaluations 4Q97-4Q98.
Supports: FCS, FIV, Crusader, FSCS.
|STO Manager:||TSO:||TRADOC POC:|
|Jamie Florence||John Appel||MAJ Paul Begeman|
|TARDEC||SARD-TT||Armor Center, DFD|