Accession Number:

ADA305127

Title:

Acquisition, Streamlining and Lessons Learned Report for Crusader the Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and Resupply Vehicle (RSV).

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

433.0

Abstract:

Unlike conventional solid propellant artillery cannons, whose performance is predetermined by the propelling charge, the Regenerative Liquid Propellant Gun RLPG tailors its performance by altering its interior ballistics through its ability to reconfigure its components to precisely achieve the desired muzzle velocity. The RLPG has always been programmed as the Armys choice as an integral part of the total Crusader SPH and resupply system from a number of perspectives technical and tactical fire control propellant storage, pumping and management automatic ammunition handling power consumption and distribution, mobility platform stabilization energy dispersion, vehicle configuration and structure and computational demands. Because of the risk involved with the RLPG, the Project Manager for Crusader is ensuring that a solid propellant backup system is developed and tested in parallel with the RLPG. On 10 November 1994, AFASFARV became Crusader, one system, with AFAS known as the self-propelled howitzer SPH and FARV known as the resupply vehicle RSV. This documentation of the acquisition, streamlining, and Lessons Learned process of Crusader was done in a chronological manner by chapter as events happened. Therefore, the term AFASFARV is used through the 10 November date in some instances. Throughout this report, the terms Integrated Product Teams IPTs, Integrated Product Development Teams IPDTs, and Product Development Teams PDTs are used interchangeably. This is because the concept was being developed simultaneously among industry, OSD, the Army, and the office of the PM Crusader.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE