major weapon system

major weapon system

One of a limited number of systems or subsystems that for reasons of military urgency, criticality, or resource requirements, is determined by the Department of Defense as being vital to the national interest.
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With each major weapon system purchase, follow-on lot buys are negotiated with pressure to reduce cost.
It tasked DoD "to issue comprehensive guidance on life-cycle management and the development and implementation of product support strategies for major weapon system" and established the requirement for PSMs: "The Secretary of Defense shall require that each major weapon system be supported by a product support manager...." (Figure 1, on page 10).
For example, before a major weapon system goes into full rate production, it is required that an initial operational test and evaluation be conducted on that system.
Eligible applicants must be master sergeants or below, be current and qualified on their major weapon system, have less than 16 years of total active federal military service by the end of their extended active-duty period and have a current qualifying flying Class III physical, Daugherty said.
As GAO has previously recommended, more consistently applying a knowledge-based approach, as well as improving implementation of acquisition reforms, can help DOD achieve better outcomes for its portfolio of major weapon system programs.
NAVSEA depends on the full breadth of acquisition, ranging from new ship construction and major weapon system acquisition to ship repair and services contracting to small purchase for daily supplies.
On May 13, one day after approving the Guidance for the Development of the Force--the measure against which the military services' FY10/15 weapon system investment proposals will be judged--Gates told an audience in Colorado that the viability of any major weapon system program will be its ability to "show some utility and relevance to the kind of irregular campaigns that ...
And to posture us for the future they carried out more than 1,000 major weapon system modifications.
(3) Section 804, Requirement for Authorization for Procurement of Major Weapon Systems as Commercial Items, would prohibit the use of commercial item procurement methods for the procurement of a major weapon system unless specifically authorized by Congress.
She quotes Canadian major general Lewis MacKenzie, commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Yugoslavia, that "media were 'the only major weapon system' at his disposal" (p.
The DoD has also expressed concern with spectrum reallocations related to their effects on major weapon system capabilities and the potential costs of system modification and/or rental of frequencies from the private sector.