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Main Test Design of the Joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) Test and Evaluation Program. Revised.

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Final rept. Dec 76-Jun 77,

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This is a report on the design of a joint Logistics-Over-The-Shore LOTS operational tests to be conducted in July-August, 1977. The report sets forth the purpose and objectives of the joint LOTS test, provides guidelines and parameters for its conduct, and outlines an analysis plan and data collection requirements. A multi-scenario setting describes the environment and operational parameters for each phase of the LOTS test. The test design concept calls for around-the-clock operations for about 3 weeks, during which time the majority of the cargo throughput will be containerized. The test cargo is provided by a non-self-sustaining containership loaded with 600 weighted containers discharged by a crane-on-deck and a temporary container discharge facility, a SEABEE ship with two barges, six separate LASH barges-both type barges loaded with test cargo- and a heavy-lift breakbulk ship with 600 short tons of palletized cargo and 300 drums of simulate POL products. The heavy-lift breakbulk ship and the SEABEE vessel will also embark selected LOTS heavy and outsized items as part of the deployment evaluation. In addition to the 600 containers, the containership will embark 8 x 8 x 20 shelters, a truck tractor and trailer. Containers will be backloaded periodically in order to support throughput requirements, first in a bare beach environment, second in an amphibious operation with an improved and secure beach, and finally using all available facilities in an improved beach operated by the joint Services.

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  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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