THE CONCEPTUAL PHASE OF WEAPON SYSTEMS ACQUISITION, A PARTIAL ANALYSIS.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The main activity of the Conceptual Phase is concerned with planning and defining requirements for future military systems. This activity occurs primarily between the initiation of AFSCs Technological War Plan TWP and the issuance, by USAF, of a Specific Operational Requirement SOR. Inputs from DOD, USAF commands, etc., which provide basic data for the TWP are discussed. An analysis of each event and activity between the TWP and SOR, excluding RTD development activities, is presented to include purpose, who does it, how it is done, and appropriate references. Several findings, primarily concerning lack of documentation and non-standard terminology, are given. Author
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