Commonality-Based Naval Ship Design, Production and Support
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND DAHLGREN VA
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The Naval Sea Systems Command NAVSEA began an initiative titled Affordability Through Commonality ATC in 1992. The efforts long-term goal is to improve the process by which the Navy, with industrys help, will design, acquire. and provide lifetime support for the ships required for national defense. The technical approach considers commonality to be a synergistic combination of the elements of modularity, increased equipment standardization, and process simplification. A division within NAVSEA SEA O3R3 was created to coordinate efforts towards this fleet affordability goal, specifically to identify and develop analysis tools for a commonality based process assemble resources for initiating a decade long task develop a plan for a commonality-based approach to ship design. acquisition, and lifetime support and implement the plan into the mainstream of the Navys way of conducting business. This paper provides an interim report on the ATC projects first funded year and the implementation progress of the first program to fully adopt commonality principles, the Advanced Surface Machinery Programs ASMP. SEA 03Z.
- Marine Engineering
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