Accession Number:

ADA434790

Title:

Modern Military Evolutionary Acquisition and the Ramifications of "RAMS"

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the administrative philosophy that currently guides the evolutionary acquisition of U.S. military systems. It then sketches a preliminary mathematical model that allows study of the effect of various ways to spend a fixed budget for Block b1 upgrade so as to obtain a maximum expected number of fielded system upgrades that is effective in the field. This includes the option of simply fielding more of the previous, Block b, design units. Effectiveness capability growth is the design objective, but testing and fault removal provides for reliability growth. The model accounts for various levels of developmental and testing effort at various rates, and for obsolescence of the previous Block b and forthcoming Block b1 system versions.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE