United States Army Weapon Systems 2010
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ACQUISITION LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC
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This handbook describes how the Army is accomplishing its mission. It is designed to promote greater understanding of major acquisition programs. It describes what each is designed to achieve summarizes program schedules and offers information regarding contractors, teaming arrangements, technical maturity, international sales, and critical interdependencies with other systems. It augments several key publications which characterize the strategic context. As you review this guide and these documents, you will see firsthand the strategic relevance, complexity, innovation, and interconnectedness of the products and systems. By providing our Warfighters with the most technologically advanced and sustainable platforms and systems, as you will see in this guide, we are underwriting their ability to meet current and emerging threats with confidence. We will continue to demonstrate the leadership, managerial excellence, innovation, and commitment to continuous improvement needed to meet this challenge. In this years edition we have added an additional heading to the narrative spreads, System Interdependencies. The goal of this addition is to outline which other weapon systems or components if any the main system works in concert with or relies upon for its operation. Also, the names of two of the acquisition phases have changed, from Concept Technology Development to Technology Development, and from Systems Development Demonstration to Engineering Manufacturing Development, reflecting upgrades in the systems development on the acquisition end.
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