Support Equipment Evaluation/Improvement Techniques
Final rept. Aug 95-Sep 97
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP PICO RIVERA CA ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
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The objective of this effort was to develop, demonstrate, and document processes and tecbnologies for improved reliability, maintainability, and deployability RMD for support equipment SE. The breakup of the Soviet Union, increases in regional threats characterized by Iraq and Libya, and civil wars in small, emerging countries have vastly altered our national security threats and subsequent requirements. The military mission has been altered from stopping one enemy with a large defense structure to responding to regional threats by smaller countries. This has vastly altered weapon system requirements and life cycles which, in turn, alters the requirements levied on the related support structures. To meet these requirements, existing SE must be evaluated and modified to improve the RMD of the equipment and thereby enhancing the effectiveness of operational wings. This effort focused on improving a select subset of SE processes and teclinologies to remove or minimize the identified shortfalls.
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