TARGET DEFEAT

The focus of the target defeat efforts conducted by SciTech encompasses the design, development and demonstration of target defeat and supporting technologies of interest to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center (CBC) and its customers. In order to determine the military worthiness of such a technology application, engineering design, systems engineering to include model-based systems engineering (MBSE), limited prototype fabrication, prototype verification, test planning and test execution are performed.  Broadly stated, target defeat technologies include novel means of compromising the effectiveness of enemy equipment and other support systems. Both chemically-based and material sciences-based vehicle/vessel stopping are explored in the target defeat efforts. Target defeat technologies provide an asymmetric capability to defeat enemy military equipment and supporting infrastructure through the intentional degradation of material properties. These target defeat technologies may encompass anti-traction materials, foams, microencapsulation compounds, adhesives, tagging, tracking and locating (TTL) technologies using dyes (visible and not visible to the unaided eye), malodorants, riot control agents, abrasives and smoke/obscurants.

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