Accession Number : ADA606829
Title : Littoral Combat Ship: Additional Testing and Improved Weight Management Needed Prior to Further Investments
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC DEFENSE CAPABILITIES AND MANAGEMENT
Personal Author(s) : Mackin, Michele ; Moldafsky, Diana ; Campbell, Greg ; Chow, Jenny ; Durbin, Christopher R ; Elliott, G O ; Greifner, Laura ; Hassinger, Kristine ; Patton, Kenneth
Report Date : Jul 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : The LCS consists of two separate acquisition programs: one for the seaframe and one for the mission packages, which, when integrated with the seaframe and supplemented with aviation support, provide the ship s mission capability. In order to demonstrate LCS mission capability both seaframe variants will be evaluated through developmental and operational testing. Developmental testing is intended to assist in identifying system performance, capabilities, limitations, and safety issues to help reduce design and programmatic risks. Operational testing is intended to assess a weapon system s capability in a realistic environment when maintained and operated by warfighters, subjected to routine wear-and-tear, and employed in combat conditions.
Descriptors : *INVESTMENTS , *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , *LITTORAL ZONES , ACQUISITION , AERONAUTICS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , SAFETY , WEAPONS , WEIGHT
Subject Categories : Information Science
Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE