Accession Number : ADA131712

Title :   The Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) Test and Evaluation Report. Volume I. Conduct of the Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 77-30 Oct 78,


Personal Author(s) : Casey,H ; Holiday,G ; Green,A ; Sutherland,W

PDF Url : ADA131712

Report Date : 05 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : This is the final report on the Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) main test, consisting of an Executive Summary, Volume I - Conduct of the Test, and Volume II - Analysis of Test Results. The main test was preceeded by a one-year pretest phase dealing with deployment of LOTS equipment on a conventional breakbulk ship, a LASH, a SEABEE, and a heavy-lift breakbulk ship for which reports were also published. The overall objective of the test was to verify the Services' capabilities for conducting LOTS sustained throughput operations. Specific test objectives for the OUSDR&E test sponsor related to equipment performance, operational techniques, and planning factors. The primary findings were that in a LOTS environment the Services do not yet have a capability of providing bulk POL support from large tankers off-shore to a corps size force or deploying a non-self-sustaining containership discharge system in a contingency situation. However, for container operations the Services can now acquire the equipments needed to support such contingencies. After equipment shortfalls are made up, LOTS type operations still involve a high degree of uncertainty in continuity of operations. Nevertheless, they remain an essential means of providing logistic support to a contingency force. The Services must provide required redundancy to safeguard against environmental and military threats.

Descriptors :   *Air cushion vehicles, *Amphibious vehicles, *Logistics support, *Amphibious operations, Barges, Deployment, Operational effectiveness, Containerships, Cargo ships, Cranes, Lift, Containers, Frames, Elevators(Lifts), Loading(Handling), Winches, Marine transportation, Compatibility, Facilities, Harbors, Logistics, Mobilization, Test and evaluation, Structural analysis, Retrofitting, Military requirements, Specifications

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE