Accession Number : AD0781411

Title :   The Patrol Frigate Combat System Land-Based Test Site.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Feeser,Henry Roger

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : Ship acquisition is an extremely complex process involving many highly interrelated individual operations, each critical to the completion of the final product. A central issue is the design, test, and evaluation of ship combat systems. The thesis traces the evolution of modern shipboard combat systems and describes current combat system test and evaluation concepts. The utility of prototyping combat systems at land-based test sites is investigated. Ongoing efforts by the Patrol Frigate Acquisition Project to employ a combat system land-based test site in the execution of test and evaluation within present guidelines is described and analyzed. The conclusion is that the plan for utilizing a combat system by the Patrol Frigate program is one viable approach for resolution of uncertainty in ship acquisition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Frigates, *Weapon systems, *Test facilities, Patrol craft, Command and control systems, Naval procurement, Logistics planning, Logistics support, Theses

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE