In this highly anticipated second edition, Morris Driels continues to assist those engaged in assessing the effects of conventional weapons. Weaponeering: Conventional Weapon System Effectiveness, Second Edition provides an extensive analysis of the techniques used to predict the effect of air-launched and surface-launched conventional weapons directed against ground targets. These methods are typically those found in the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manuals (JMEM) and their associated weaponeering tools such as the JMEM Weaponeering System (JWS). This book is ideal for beginners who need to get up to speed on the subject quickly, as well as those familiar with the topic but may need a refresher on new weapons, new target classes or new methodologies. Includes software illustrating many methods discussed in the book. Topics Discussed Basic tools and Methods dealing with fundamental topics in statistics, weapon trajectories, delivery accuracy, target vulnerability and simple effectiveness calculations. Air-to-surface Weaponeering discusses the effectiveness of unguided air delivered, single weapons, sticks of bombs, projectiles, cluster munitions and guided weapons directed against single or multiple ground targets. Surface-to-surface Weaponeering including Indirect fire weapons such as artillery and mortars, and Direct fire systems such as small or medium caliber weapons as used against personnel, materiel targets and small boats. Advanced Weaponeering where higher fidelity weapon characteristics are dealt with such as air blast, trajectory, ground penetration and cratering. Also, specific target types are discussed in more detail including personnel, tunnels, above ground buildings, bunkers, and bridges. Additional chapters cover collateral damage estimation, anti-air weaponeering tools and target acquisition.
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