Damage Mode and Effects Analysis (DMEA) is analysis of a system or piece of equipment to determine the extent of damage sustained from a given level of hostile weapon damage. It examines the effect of that damage on the continued controlled operation and mission completion capabilities of the system or equipment.
DMEA is the ability of a system to survive an enemy attack that directly impacts its wartime sustainability. The DMEA (part of the Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)) process) serves to influence system and component design and to identify the additional logistic support resources required to achieve the wartime readiness objectives. The frequency and severity of combat damage occurrences are estimated through combat simulations and tests.
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