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Accession Number ADA568265
Title Demonstrating Through-Life and NEC Requirements for Defence Systems.
Publication Date Oct 2009
Media Count 12p
Personal Author E. N. Urwin M. J. Henshaw
Abstract There are two major transformations currently occurring that significantly impact acquisition and management of military systems. Network Enabled Capability (NEC) demands careful consideration of interoperability for delivered systems; new systems must be introduced such that they are interoperable with current systems and legacy systems must be managed (upgraded, modified etc.) such that interoperability is maintained and, preferably, enhanced. Eventually, NEC considerations should become 'business as usual', but for the time being special consideration is needed. The second transformation is the introduction of the concept of Through Life Capability Management (TLCM). Although new systems have always been planned with consideration of their maintenance etc., TLCM has a wider scope. It requires consideration not only of the individual systems' life cycles, but of the management of the super system in which new systems will operate. The whole life costs, risks, and development must be considered by systems designers and owners. These transformations are linked; interoperability is a key requirement of TLCM. Through a concept mapping of TLCM, Yue & Henshaw (1) have shown that TLCM implies a need for new approaches (new thinking) in defence systems design and acquisition. Also TLCM requires the defence supply chain (industry) to have a changed engagement in the delivery and management of systems. This, in turn, requires changes to the industry-customer relationship, such that new approaches to collaboration are a vital ingredient necessary for adherence to TLCM principles.
Keywords Acquisition
Defense systems
Foreign reports
Life cycles
Management planning and control
Nato furnished
Nec(Network enabled capability)
Tlcm(Through life capability management)
United kingdom

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Loughborough Univ. (England).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1311
Contract Number N/A

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