Accession Number : ADA264858


Title :   The Armored Gun System - An Acquisition Streamlining Model for the Army?


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Wank, James A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264858.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Dramatic reductions in military budgets for procurement of new or improved weapon systems and equipment pose a challenge for service acquisition personnel. How can they continue to deliver technologically superior equipment. In shorter periods of time, and at the same time ensure the best value possible is obtained for the country's soldiers and citizens in the changing political and economic environment? The Armored Gun Systems (AGS) is currently one of the Army's top five priority programs. It is urgently needed to replace the M551A1, Sheridan, as the Army's only rapidly air transportable armored combat vehicle. To assist in accomplishing the task of expeditiously fielding this system, as acquisition strategy employing a non-development item (NDI) integration concept and other innovative program streamlining technique was used during the program formulation stages. The unique nature of the AGS program, and the determination of the Army acquisition leadership, provided the catalyst that permitted the innovation and tailoring of many program milestones, plans, and other acquisition activities. This study reviews the background and status of the Armored Gun System program and examines if it could be used as a model for future Army research, development, and acquisition programs


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH , ACQUISITION , ARMORED VEHICLES , MILITARY BUDGETS , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Armor
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE