Electronic Parts Manufacturing Industry Trends Impact on Conventional Ammunition Fuzes
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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Conventional ammunitions continue to provide safe, reliable, and operational effectiveness to the warfighter at an economical cost. Fuzes are a crucial element to all ammunitions but more critical to conventional ammunition. Fuzes for conventional ammunition differentiate by their fuzing technology forms mechanical or electronic. This researcher analyzes the trend of the Electronic Parts Manufacturing Industry and evaluates the impact on the passive electronic components supply chain supporting the manufacturing of fuzes for conventional ammunition. As the delegated Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition SMCA, the Joint Program Executive Office for Armaments and Ammunitions JPEO A and A is responsible for providing these capabilities to the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy. This research also explores the challenges on the ability of the fuze industrial base to support future acquisitions and deliveries to maintain training and war reserve readiness.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment