Accession Number : ADA183940

Title :   What is WIPE (Warfighting Improvement Plan Engineering)?

Corporate Author : ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heller,Jim

PDF Url : ADA183940

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : 'WIPE' is an acronym for 'Warfighting Improvement Plan Engineering'. It is a systems engineering' approach to meeting the service life engineering requirements for a class of ships. It is managed by a Ship Design Manager and is performed at the Class planning yards (PY). Specific WIPE task statements are developed by the NAVSEA life cycle engineers who also review the WIPE deliverables when submitted by the planning yard. Program Elements include: Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS); The Fleet Modernization Program (FMP); Ship Alterations (SHIPALTS); and The Ship Installation Drawings (SIDS).

Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS, *MARINE ENGINEERING, MODIFICATION, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, BUDGETS, ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION, LIFE CYCLES, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, SHIPS, SYSTEMS APPROACH, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE