Rethinking Governance of the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plants
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The Department of the Army meets its materiel requirements principally through purchase from private sources. However, the Army produces certain ordnance-related items and performs some ordnance-related services in a set of arsenals, ammunition plants, other ammunition activities, and depots. The Army operates some of these facilities contractors operate others. Although this set of facilities has been reduced since the end of the Cold War, the remaining facilities still operate at less than their full capacity today. The unused and underused capacity raises questions about how many of these facilities the Army needs, how large they need to be, and who should own and operate them. This report represents the third phase of a multiyear study that examines the Armys ordnance industrial base and makes recommendations about these issues.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics