Design to Cost - ILS: The Dilemma the Army Faces.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of the research is to explain the concepts of design to cost and Integrated Logistic Support ILS as Department of Defense policies in the system acquisition process and the problems facing the Army in implementation of these policies with respect to the cost constraints imposed by limited budgets. The research examined those Army systems designated as the Big 5 Surface-to-Air-Missile Development SAM-D, Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle MICV, Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System UTTAS, Advanced Attack Helicopter AAH, and the main battle tank XM-1. The research concluded that design to cost did have an impact on integrated logistic support but, that positive, as well as, negative impacts could result. It was concluded that both concepts are viable and as experience, expertise, and battle techniques are developed, design to cost and ILS will be complimentary policies.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies