Documentation of an initial set of analytical results that define the engagement effectiveness of Demon in an antitank role. Demon allows a tank to engage an advancing enemy without exposing itself. Tanks can initiate engagements at long range using Demon, and later in the attack bring combined main gun and Demon fires to bear. Demon can also be used in an automatic fire mode, while the tank moves to a new position. Computer-simulated firefights between Demons and attacking tanks are compared with firefights where tanks are both defending and attacking. Results of the analysis show that tank forces augmented with Demons can gain a two- to threefold increase in engagement effectiveness.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Note series. The note was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.
Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.