Accession Number : ADA261644


Title :   A Comparative Analysis of Ship Operational Test and Evaluation in the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Navy


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Joseph, Kenneth W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261644.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 264


Abstract : This thesis provides a comparative analysis of ship Operational Test and Evaluation (OT and E) in the United States Navy (USN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It also reviews the acceptance and introduction into service procedures for warships in both Navies, Including the input from OT and E. This study analyses USN and RAN Ship OT and E organisation, policy, and procedures, and then compares and contrasts the two systems. The study, finds that the RAN OT and E system, although originally based on USN OT and E philosophy, now differs n the importance, interpretation, application and focus of OT and E. It concludes that to achieve efficient and effective trials and acceptance of the new higher risk warships currently under construction, the RAN OT and E system needs to be revised. A model for OT and E in the RAN is proposed based on the principles derived from the USN system. The recommendations include the initial conduct of OT and E in land based test sites, followed by dedicated Whole Ship OT and E for the first of class.


Descriptors :   *ACCEPTANCE TESTS , *RISK , *NAVAL VESSELS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MODELS , NAVY , THESES , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , AUSTRALIA , SITES , PERFORMANCE TESTS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , UNITED STATES , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE