Research, Evaluation and Analysis of Design Changes to the MLRS Launcher and Carrier
Final technical rept. 6 May 1998-31 Dec 1999
ALABAMA UNIV IN HUNTSVILLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION LAB
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The Industrial Operations Division IOD, Engineering Directorate ED, RDEC, AMCOM has the mission and function of providing technical management and engineering analysis as they relate to design changes for AMCOM supported weapon systems. This management and analysis ensures that design changes are incorporated only after a systematic technical evaluation and review of the cost of the change is conducted. The systems engineering analysis evaluates the long-term life cycle consequences of the change, to include impacts on the manufacturability, maintainability and supportability of the overall weapon system. In order to fulfill its mission, IOD required research, analysis and evaluation of proposed changes to the Multiple Launch Rocket System MLRS launcher and carrier. This research effort concluded with a detailed analysis of the impacts of proposed changes on the current manufacturing processes and life-cycle support activities that were currently in place within the MLRS Project Office.