Accession Number : AD0760515

Title :   Tomorrow's Weapons and Equipment - How We Determine What We Need.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Boehm,William C.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report sets forth the optimum procedures which have evolved to determine objectively the requirements for materiel for tomorrow's Army. Involved is the need for close working relationships between the Combat and Materiel Developer and the essentiality of conducting analytical concept formulation rather than rely solely on military judgment which is based, for the most part, on limited personal experience. Proposals to revise the Army's organizational establishment should not subjugate the important combat development process to competing functions. An effective combat development organization will produce realistic requirements which must be predicated on projected operational concepts and tempered by acceptable cost thresholds. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, PLANNING), MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MILITARY ENGINEERING, MILITARY SUPPLIES, COMBAT READINESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE