Accession Number:

ADA413695

Title:

Equipment Sustainment Requirements for the Transforming Army

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

A central goal of the Army Transformation is a large reduction in the amount of combat service support CSS personnel and equipment- the CSS footprint-in the combat zone. Reduced footprint will enhance not only strategic mobility through increased deployment speed but also operational and tactical mobility, key parts of emerging Objective Force operational concepts that envision a last-paced, nonlinear battlefield with forces rapidly shifting across large distances. The wide dispersion of units and unsecure lines of communication that will result from these envisioned nonlinear operations lead to a second goal self-sufficient maneuver units during operational pulses. To achieve these goals, the Army must improve the supportability of future systems and the effectiveness of the logistics system, which together determine the sustainability of the Armys weapon systems. To drive such improvements, the Army needs to identify an effective set of equipment sustainment requirements for weapon system programs that are aligned with Objective Force operational concepts. To assist with this task, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ASAALT asked RAND Arroyo Center to develop a set of metrics to define equipment sustainment requirements and to assess their potential merit as key performance parameters KPPs.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE