Performance Improvement of Airborne Weapon Systems Methods, Scope and Limitations,
INDUSTRIEANLAGEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT M B H OTTOBRUNN (GERMANY F R)
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System improvement measures are part of the life cycle of all complex airborne weapon systems. These measures are aimed at keeping the system abreast of the times, i.e. adapting it to changes in use or changes in threat to be countered. As a rule these measures do not constitute an alternative to new development. But in conjunction with life extension programmes they are able to bridge budgetary gaps or shift the introduction of a new system to a point, where new technologies, may be incorporated with clear advantage. In other words, they may help adjust the in service dates for new generations of systems. This paper tries to point to the problems of performance improvement in assessing the measures taken from the viewpoint of an overall systems concept. An operators view on the subject is given in figure 1. It corroborates the views expressed before.
- Military Aircraft Operations