Introduction to the Operational Nuclear Survivability Assessment Process
AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM
Pagination or Media Count:
The objective of this document is to introduce the AFOTEC project analyst to the process of conducting an operational assessment of weapon system performance in the nuclear threat environment. A Nuclear Assessment Methodology NAM has been developed and implemented to assess weapon system operational effectiveness. The goal of the operational nuclear survivability process is to assess the weapon system performance characteristics and employment techniques that are impacted by operation in the nuclear threat environment. The focus of this document is how this methodology is implemented for various types of weapon systems from both a technical and management perspective. The intent is to provide the project analysis 1 a basis for effectively managing operational test and evaluation nuclear survivability assessments and 2 a top level understanding of the technical requirements. This section presents a brief discussion of the AFOTEC role in the acquisition process of major Air Force systems and presents an overview of the OTE NAM. Subsequent sections will describe in more detail how the methodology is implemented and the types of results the project analyst may expect from an assessment. A brief description of nuclear effects is provided to familiarize the project analyst with the terminology and environments related to nuclear weapons.
- Operations Research
- Nuclear Warfare