Accession Number:

ADA043165

Title:

Logistical Ambushes in Operational Testing

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Logistical deficiencies found in major weapon systems during Operational Testing OT are often perceived by a program manager as ambushes. These ambushes may add cost, increased schedule, or modifications to a weapon system. This article evaluates publications, spares, transportability, tools, test equipment, and ammunition packaging of two major Army weapon system OT. Test data from the M60A2 Tank OT III and the DRAGON antitank weapon system OT III was used as examples of logistical ambushes. This report evaluated only common logistical ambushes. The author recommends that logistical ambushes may be avoided by the program manager. The use of past OT data, early identity of logistical aspects of a weapon system, and conducting What If Exercises may not eliminate all logistical ambushes, but will greatly assist in eliminating many common ones.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE