Improving Program Success by Applying Systems Engineering and Reliability Growth Analysis
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARREN MI
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The Stryker Mobile Gun System MGS is a major, complex weapon system that presented a challenge in meeting its reliability requirement due to new technology revolving around the systems automatic ammunition handling system AHS. However, as a result of a successful reliability growth management program, the Stryker MGS program experienced an unprecedented growth rate during developmental testing that led the program to meet its requirement. The program employed an effective systems engineering process to identify and implement effective corrective actions and adopted the Reliability Growth Analysis methodology to accurately track the resulting reliability growth. These tools provided the product manager with the information necessary to allocate resources and maintain support for the program throughout its development. Other similar complex systems may benefit by applying these processes and tools.
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