Concept Designing of Armoured Fighting Vehicles for Future Combat

Keywords: Armoured fighting vehicle, Combat application, Asymmetrical development, Technical characteristics, Simulation modelling


The experience of military conflicts in recent decades shows changes in the nature of warfare performance, which differ significantly from those conditions for which existing types of armoured fighting vehicles were created. The conducted analysis of the works on the designing of advanced armoured fighting vehicles shows that these changes have not yet been sufficiently taken into account. It still focuses on the creation of high-value combat vehicles with high combat performance for direct (contact) actions. Given the limited economic opportunities of the most countries this inevitably leads to unreasonable expenses. This article presents a conceptual approach to design up to date of armoured fighting vehicles which is based on the asymmetrical principle of their development. Given that the practical implementation of the proposed approach is complex and high-cost, the results of simulation modelling of typical situations of combat use of the offered types of armoured fighting vehicles are given as evidence.


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How to Cite
Kuprinenko, A., Chornyi, M., Mocherad, V., & Ghahrodi, H. (2020). Concept Designing of Armoured Fighting Vehicles for Future Combat. Defence Science Journal, 70(4), 397-403.
Combat Engineering