Survivability & Vulnerability

The science and technology for remaining mission capable after a military engagement to avoid or survive a hostile threat (survivability of platforms and ability against specific threats). This subcategory comprises four elements: susceptibility, vulnerability, recoverability, and lethality.

Recent Inquiries

What information is available on aircraft maneuvering to avoid a debris cloud caused by a cruise missile explosion?

What information is available on aircraft maneuvering to avoid a debris cloud caused by a cruise missile explosion?

FATEPEN Shatter Phenomenon and the Effects of Fragment Shape on Impact Failure

Is there public information supporting shatter phenomenon that can be observed in Fast Air Target Penetration algorithm simulations?

V50 Ballistic Limit Testing Data for Composite Matrices

What data is available on initial penetration effects of secondary V50 ballistic limits for composite materials?


Airmen assigned to the 726th Air Control Squadron set up antennae to gain radio operations during Project Convergence Capstone 4 experimentation at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024.

DAF Delivers Lethality at the Speed of Data During Project Convergence Capstone 4

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AFNS) —  More than 4,000 service members and civilians from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force, as well as members from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,…

A U.S. Air Force volunteer tests the next replica of a seat and flight suit for the Orion space capsule

AFRL Helps NASA Wrap up Equipment Testing for Artemis II Mission

In October, the NASA team revisited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to collaborate with Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, engineers, to further evaluate the latest version of astronaut crew seats and flight suits intended for…

DLA's FY2023 Annual Report cover with images of the world, the U.S. flag, an aircraft carrier, a fighter jet, and soldiers

DLA Highlights Successes in New Annual Report

FORT BELVOIR, Va.  –   The Defense Logistics Agency recently released its 2023 Annual Report, “Transforming Global Logistics.” “In this annual report, we provide a snapshot of our performance over the past year. Through brief descriptions of…


Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman David Douglas, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, wears an explosive device disposal suit, Sept. 21, 2022. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications and workups for a scheduled deployment this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel Perez)

NSWC Indian Head Division Battle Lab

In the last decade, Warfighters have grown reliant on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to meet their operational needs rather than use traditional U.S. Department of Defense acquisition paths. Although COTS systems may offer a responsive and…

Electromagnetic Shielding With Composite Materials

Military and commercial vehicles operate in varied electromagnetic (EM) environments, which affect their onboard electrical/electronic systems.  Lightning, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and high-power microwave energy can cause detrimental effects. Although circuit architecture is used to mitigate…

An Overview of the Effectiveness ToolBox (ETB)

ETB is a weapon effectiveness model developed by the Lethality and Weapons Effectiveness Branch (H32) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).  ETB is a time-based, Monte Carlo simulation in which objects move…


Blue Angels Super Hornet Training

Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course (ACSSC) 2024

This three-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline.  The course is intended for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military, and government contractors…

JASP FY25 Proposal Review Meeting

The Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Proposal Review Meeting (PRM) will be held at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, GA, on 21-23 May 2024. The purpose of the PRM is to review and rate…

Unmanned Vehicle, U.S. Army, Tracked Vehicle

Michigan Defense Expo

Michigan Defense Expo (MDEX) brings together representatives from TACOM (U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command), Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, Army Contracting Command-Detroit…