Accession Number:

ADA135521

Title:

Lessons Learned--Advanced Attack Helicopter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INFORMATION SPECTRUM INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

This study focuses on the success of the AAH Program Office in coping with problems and issues in such areas as technology, technical risks, business management, and transitioning to production. It identified the following basic factors which contributed to the success of the AAH program continuity of key personnel within the program management office innovative planning and effective management of the competition continuing Army support of the AAH program as an integral part of force modernization and intensive management when required. Lessons learned include Recognition that a design-to-cost program may not serve to discipline cost growth Fabrication of prototypes during engineering or advanced development is necessary Subsystem integration on a complex weapon system is facilitated by establishment of an interface control working group Program office personnel at the test site can improve test continuity and provide managers with timely status reports The magnitude of the logistics support analysis effort must be clearly stated by the Government and well understood by all contractors and subcontractors Current spares requirements should be based on the current expected failure rates not on the maturity rate which may not be reached for several years The success of a weapon system acquisition program is as dependent upon overcoming the chaos of the Federal budgetary process, the degree of agreement obtained among executive departments, and the leadership of the program manager as it is upon hardware development.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE