Ground System Survivability
Ground System Survivability seeks to identify, develop, and integrate technologies that will help preserve manned combat platforms from a wide range of threats using data, demonstrations, studies, models, situations, and performance evaluations. This allows TARDEC to produce ground vehicle platforms with affordable, manufacturable armor protection against objective threats at reduced weights. This focus area also seeks technology to anticipate and identify possible threats to Soldiers and ground vehicles. Highlights of this area include HMMWV armor kits and the joint ARL/TARDEC Ballistic Protection for FCS program, aimed at providing revolutionary, lightweight ballistic protection for FCS.