The US Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model
Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats. Such features allow military researchers to analyze, for example, how a grenade, artillery round or any other weapon performs-or fall short-against moving targets in complex battlefield scenarios, which is one of the biggest challenges the military faces today.
With this information, researchers say, Army leaders can identify future technology investments early on, whether that is modifications to existing weapons or replacing them altogether.
The Smart Weapon End-to-End Performance Model, or SWEEPM, developed by the US Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, is a set of files and software that cover all impacts associated with firing a round and anything that affects the delivery of that round.
The model’s versatility sets it apart from other force-on-force models that m
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