ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
Concurrency of development of the training subsystem is rapidly becoming a key concept in the development of new materiel systems. The development of the training subsystem must occur concurrently with that of the prime system, in order to meet the objective of having a total system operational when it is fielded. This requires that the development of the training subsystem commence early in the life cycle of the prime system, i.e., in the conceptual stage. Towards this end a number of activities concerned with concurrent training development have been outlined in such documents as DA Pamphlet 11-25, the Life Cycle System Management Model 13. These activities include the identification of requirements for training devices. Once a decision has been made that a training device is required and there is an increasing impetus towards utilization of training devices, the training device concept or alternative concepts must be evaluated.