2ANTI-ARMOR SYSTEMSFor the next 45 minutes we will review systems and capabilities of the Mechanized Infantry and Armor Company.T: AGENDA
3AGENDA SMAW-D MAAWS JAVELIN TOW SPIKE-MR We will focus on weapon systems, ranges, manning and ammunitionT: Command and ControlWhat assets directly make up the headquarters element for a Mechanized and Armor Company?
4M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) SMAW-DM141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM)Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, Disposable (SMAW-D)T: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do?
5DESCRIPTIONSMAW-D provides massive target over-match effects against field fortifications, urban structures, brick masonry, and lightly armored vehicles.Weighs 15.7 pounds and is 32 inches in length.Effective ranges of meters.Includes a night sight mounting fixture.Transported by one soldier, and is airdrop certifiedOn soft targets, the fuze delays warhead detonation until the rocket has buried deep into the target. Hard targets cause the fuze to detonate immediately.Breaches 8-inch reinforced concrete and 12-inch triple brick walls.The vehicle has a relatively high profilePowered by a Cummings 600 hp turbo diesel engine33 tons45 MPHT: Weapons Overview
6M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) T: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do?
7DESCRIPTIONDescription: A shoulder-fired, air jumpable, and swimmable system. An 84mm non-developmental item (NDI) recoilless rifle system consisting of:M3 Carl Gustav reusable launcher compatible with current standard optical devices.High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) round.High explosive dual purpose (HEDP) round.High explosive (HE) round for anti-personnel use.Smoke round.Illumination round.Full and subcaliber training systems.The M3 Rifle weighs approximately 25 pounds and is 42 inches in length. The ammunition weighs between 7 to 10 pounds.The effective range depending on the ammunition type varies from 200 to 1300 meters.There is a Picatinny Fire Control Device (PFCD) used as a mount for optical/night sights to address trajectory differences between HEAT, HE, and HEDP rounds.System fielded with U.S. Army Special Operations Command since 1990.Contractor: Bofors Weapons Systems; SwedenModule A0 ICCC Fort Benning
8JAVELIN T: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do? Module A0 ICCC Fort Benning
9DESCRIPTIONThe Javelin is a manportable, fire-and-forget, antitank missile employed by dismounted infantry to defeat current and future threat armored combat vehicles.A soft launch ejects the missile from the launch tube to give a low- recoil shoulder launch. The soft launch enables firing from inside buildings or covered positions.The weapon has two attack modes, direct or top attack. Direct attack mode to engage covered targets, bunkers, buildings and helicopters. Top attack mode is selected against tanks.Launched at an 18° elevation angle to reach a peak altitude of 150m in top attack mode and 50m in direct fire mode.Javelin has been selected by UK, Taiwan, Lithuania, Jordan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Ireland, Canada, and the Czech Republic.Javelin is intended to replace the Dragon system in the ArmyThe vehicle has a relatively high profilePowered by a Cummings 600 hp turbo diesel engine33 tons45 MPHT: Weapons Overview
11M-220 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile (TOW) T: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do?
12DESCRIPTION Introduced for service in the US Army in 1970 Most widely distributed anti-tank guided missile in the world with over 500,000 built and in service in the U.S. and 36 other countries. Iran may have obtained 1,750 or more.The range of the TOW missile is nearly 4 kilometers (3750m) and the missile will reach a speed of almost Mach 1 (761 mph) on its way to the target.This weapon is capable of penetrating more than 30 inches of armor, destroying any armored vehicle in existence today.Discuss some of the specific procedures on how to load and operate the TOW weapon system. This is to familiarize the students who have a light background and may have never had the opportunity to utilize the equipment.T: M2A3 WEAPONS AND PERSONNEL – HOW MANY SOLDIERS ARE TRANSPORTED IN EACH IFV.3 MAN CREW and 6 to 7 INFANTRYMEN
14TOWT: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do?
15SPIKE-MR (GIL)T: What is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle designed to do?
16DESCRIPTIONThe SPIKE-MR is a lightweight, man-portable, Fire and Forget, multi-purpose missile system with a range of up to 2,500 meters and an optional Fire, Observe and Update mode of operation.Length: 1.2m in the containerWarhead: double type HEAT in tandem, a diameter of 110mm, and can penetrate homogeneous shield of 800mm.Maximum range: 4km, reduced to 3km at night or in poor weatherUsed by Israel, Singapore, Finland, and marketed to the UK, the US, the Netherlands and Germany.The vehicle has a relatively high profilePowered by a Cummings 600 hp turbo diesel engine33 tons45 MPHT: Weapons Overview
17SPIKE SPECIFICATIONS Effective range 200 - 2,500 meters Weight (Missile in canister)13 kgWeight (Firing post)9 kgWeight (Battery)1 kgWeight (Tripod)3 kgTotal System Weight26 kgOperationFire and Forget Fire, Observe & Update (optional)SeekerElectro Optical (CCD, IR or Dual CCD/IIR)Shelf life20 yearsWooden round10 years maintenance freeReady to fireLess than 30 secondsReload timeLess than 15 seconds
18SPIKE FAMILY Designation Max. Range Application SPIKE-SR 800m Infantry SPIKE-MR (Gill)2,500mInfantry and Special ForcesSPIKE-LR4,000mInfantry, Light Combat VehiclesSPIKE-ER (NTD)8,000mInfantry, LCV, Helicopters