Accession Number : ADA303815

Title :   Industrial Assessment for Torpedoes.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goodman, John

PDF Url : ADA303815

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War and diminished threat levels, the Department of Defense (DoD) reduced its torpedo inventory requirements. As a result, the current inventory of torpedoes exceeds the Department's requirements and the Navy canceled planned deliveries of new torpedoes ('all-up rounds') after 1996. Based on current threat projections, the Department does not expect to require full production again for approximately 25 years when replacement torpedoes will be needed. Torpedo production capability is waning accordingly, and each of the prime manufacturers currently has excess torpedo production capacity. The Department does, however, have continuing requirements to advance torpedo technologies, upgrade the current torpedoes, and maintain the inventory. The Department expects that planned torpedo technology development, modification, and maintenance programs will sustain required industrial capabilities: (1) Technology development programs will retain torpedo design and engineering knowledge and development facilities; (2) Planned torpedo upgrade programs will sustain production engineering, systems integration expertise, and limited component production capabilities; and (3) Maintenance and operational support programs will sustain component engineering and repair skills. (KAR) p. 6

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *REDUCTION, *LEVEL(QUANTITY), *INVENTORY, *DEMAND(ECONOMICS), *ACOUSTIC TORPEDOES, *HOMING TORPEDOES, MAINTENANCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, TORPEDOES, INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION, SKILLS, THREATS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), FACILITIES, PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, REPAIR, ENGINEERING, THREAT EVALUATION, COLD WAR, REPLACEMENT, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Defense Systems
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE