Accession Number : ADA331477

Title :   The First Warfighter Rapid Acquisition Process (WRAP) Program: Bradley-Linebacker

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 96-Apr 97,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sheehan, Jed A.

PDF Url : ADA331477

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The Bradley-Linebacker, as the first WRAP program, was an unqualified success In only two years, a Line-of-Sight, Forward, Heavy (LOS-F-H) air defense system was fielded using the WRAP process. This is an accomplishment the Army has attempted and failed numerous times in the last 25 years, spending billions of dollars in the effort. The WRAP process, with its support of rapid acquisition concepts, acquisition reform initiatives and streamlined decision-making process, enabled the acquisition community to establish a new standard. The first WRAP program has shown that battle lab successes can be transitioned smoothly to acquisition programs and fielded rapidly to the force. This will enable the Army to quickly identify initiatives that add significant capabilities and rapidly put them in the hands of the Warfighter. This process will allow the Army to quickly field the successful initiatives resulting from TFXXI. The Wrap process is the method the Army will use and the Bradley-Linebacker program has successfully shown the way.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *FORWARD AREA AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS, METHODOLOGY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Administration and Management
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE