Accession Number : ADA264471


Title :   Future Combat Systems Vision and Acquisition Framework


Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA


Personal Author(s) : Pollard, James R ; Duren, Bernard G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264471.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : For an enterprise with lofty goals, plans must be formulated around a vision expressing the ultimate purpose and strategy of the enterprise. Such a vision brings the main factors governing conduct of the enterprise into focus and helps mobilize available resources to achieve success. Since the ultimate purpose of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) revolves around surface ship combat systems, our vision is one of future combat systems. This report considers a vision framework for development of future surface ship combat systems that are ever more capable and affordable, incorporating new technologies, and supporting implementation of new naval maritime strategies. The structure of the report reflects our idea of what constitutes a useful vision. This involves at least four elements, which should form a consistent and balanced set: information about end-use requirements for the combat system, a functional model (or architecture) indicating how the system will carry out its tasks, an organizational model indicating how system development tasks can be accomplished, and a resource architecture providing for generation and control of all capital resources needed to build the system-funding, technology, people, plant, and procedures. The report begins with a review of the work that has gone into creating a functional architecture for surface ship combat systems. The resulting vision architecture serves as a framework for engineering of future combat systems. It then proceeds to explore implications of that framework for the way in which we organize and do business in the development of advanced combat systems.... Surface ship combat systems, Naval maritime strategies, Vision architecture.


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS , CONTROL , REQUIREMENTS , WARFARE , SHIPS , SURFACES , RESOURCES , MULTIPLEXING , DIVISION , NAVAL ARCHITECTURE , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , VISION , ENGINEERING , STRUCTURES , COMMERCE , STRATEGY , MODELS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE