Accession Number : ADA305127

Title :   Acquisition, Streamlining and Lessons Learned Report for Crusader the Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) and Resupply Vehicle (RSV).

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

PDF Url : ADA305127

Report Date : 30 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 433

Abstract : Unlike conventional solid propellant artillery cannons, whose performance is predetermined by the propelling charge, the Regenerative Liquid Propellant Gun (RLPG) tailors its performance by altering its interior ballistics through its ability to reconfigure its components to precisely achieve the desired muzzle velocity. The RLPG has always been programmed as the Army's choice as an integral part of the total Crusader SPH and resupply system from a number of perspectives: technical and tactical fire control; propellant storage, pumping and management; automatic ammunition handling; power consumption and distribution, mobility platform stabilization; energy dispersion, vehicle configuration and structure; and computational demands. Because of the risk involved with the RLPG, the Project Manager for Crusader is ensuring that a solid propellant backup system is developed and tested in parallel with the RLPG. On 10 November 1994, AFAS/FARV became Crusader, one system, with AFAS known as the self-propelled howitzer (SPH) and FARV known as the resupply vehicle (RSV). This documentation of the acquisition, streamlining, and Lessons Learned process of Crusader was done in a chronological manner by chapter as events happened. Therefore, the term AFAS/FARV is used through the 10 November date in some instances. Throughout this report, the terms Integrated Product Team/s (IPT/)s, Integrated Product Development Team/s (IPDT/s), and Product Development Team/s (PDT/s) are used interchangeably. This is because the concept was being developed simultaneously among industry, OSD, the Army, and the office of the PM Crusader.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PROCUREMENT, *HOWITZERS, *SELF PROPELLED GUNS, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LESSONS LEARNED, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, GROUND VEHICLES, LIQUID PROPELLANT GUNS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, FIRE SUPPORT, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, ARTILLERY, DESIGN TO COST, ARMORED VEHICLES, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, MUZZLE VELOCITY, WEAPONS CARRIERS, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE