Accession Number : AD0780007

Title :   A Proposed Reorganization of Test and Evaluation for Naval Aircraft Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Bowes,William Charles

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The thesis evaluates the Navy's test and evaluation (T and E) process for aircraft weapon systems, identifies problems, and proposes a reorganization of the Navy's T and E agencies. Many changes have been made to improve the T and E process, but some of these have resulted in costly inefficiencies. Contributing problems include: the Navy's 'independent' test agency being tasked more on the basis of its apparent independence than on its testing expertise, lack of actual independence of the many test agencies, excessive testing duplication, inadequate testing expertise, lack of operational test objectives, inadequate test planning, lack of a weapon system T and E school, and numerous T and E management problems. The establishment of a Naval T and E Command which is organizationally separate from the developing agency and the OPNAV program sponsor is proposed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Naval aircraft, *Weapon systems, Test methods, Management planning and control, Management engineering, Deficiencies, Research management, Department of Defense, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE