Accession Number : ADA299397

Title :   FY96 Air Force Manufacturing Science and Technology Area Plan (TAP).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Craig, Robert D.

PDF Url : ADA299397

Report Date : 30 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The FY96 Air Force Manufacturing Science and Technology (AF MS&T) TAP highlights the Directorate's plans for enhancing/enabling weapon system (aircraft, spacecraft/C3I and launch, and/or missiles and munitions) affordability, producibility and sustainability. The MS&T TAP, one of thirteen TAPs generated annually, helps advocate the approved Air Force Science and Technology Program. The FY96 AF MS&T TAP defines an updated 21st-century industrial base vision that foresees being able to produce and sustain weapon systems at half the cost and in half the time. Achieving the vision is proposed by generating fundamental change in two areas, enterprise operations and technology. The AF MS&T TAP highlights three high-payoff areas that if correctly focused/emphasized can facilitate the 21st-century vision's achievement. These areas include (1) manufacturing and engineering systems, (2) processing and fabrication and (3) advanced AF MS&T TAP defines specific investment strategies and goals, outlined according to four thrusts, for meeting stated user needs. Major thrust changes from last year's AF MS&T TAP are also described, as well as major thrust accomplishments.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE, INDUSTRIES, AIRCRAFT, STRATEGY, INVESTMENTS, PRODUCTION, COSTS, ENGINEERING, USER NEEDS, VISION, THRUST.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE