Accession Number : ADA514392


Title :   Industry Study, Weapons Industry, Spring 2009


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514392.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : With the new presidential administration, federal budget deficit, and its declared intention to withdraw from Iraq, the United States (U.S.) will decrease its military weapons expenditures in the future. More specifically, the Department of Defense (DOD) will move away from complex weapons systems to reinforce its core capabilities. As such, this study will concentrate on U.S. military core capabilities like the management of ammunition in theatre, critical nodes in propellant manufacturing, and the underutilization of non-lethal weapons. It will also offer suggestions on how the weapons industrial base can leverage its non-military sales market to overcome potential military spending shortfalls.


Descriptors :   *WEAPONS , *INDUSTRIES , MANUFACTURING , MANAGEMENT , WEAPON SYSTEMS , PROPELLANTS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , DEFICIENCIES , AMMUNITION , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , SHORTAGES , MILITARY BUDGETS , FEDERAL BUDGETS , IRAQ , NONLETHAL WEAPONS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns
      Guided Munitions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE