Prove-Out RAM Assessment Report for the 155 mm M483 LAP Line at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
Technical rept. 28 Nov 1977-18 Jan 1978
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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During November 1977 Lone Star AAP developed a Demonstration Test Plan DTP to govern the Prove-Out test for Project 5745508, 155 mm M483 Automated Assembly and Pack Out system at LSAAP. Prove-Out of the LAP line was initiated in November 1977 and completed in January 1978. The results of this test showed that the equipment satisfied the applicable test requirements and is capable of meeting an MOB rate of 42,800 projectiles per month on a 500 hour month basis. This report provides the details of the reliability, availability, maintainability RAM, and production data analyses upon which this conclusion is based. The computerized RAM analysis for all the equipment for which data were collected during the Prove-Out test is included in this report.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives