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Accession Number ADA586199
Title Some Recent Sensor-Related Army Critical Technology Events.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 39p
Personal Author J. A. Ratches J. W. Lyons R. Chait
Abstract Project Hindsight was a 1969 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) report that was an in-depth study sponsored by the Director of Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E) and provided insights into the development of approximately 20 weapons systems across the defense spectrum. Hindsight was used as a model for a series of papers, including this one, in the analysis of research projects in DOD. Since the publication of Hindsight, DOD has continued to pursue research and development (R&D) and develop weapon systems to address new military threats to the United States. The Army Science & Technology (S&T) Executive sponsored a series of three reports that provided a retrospective look at the development of four major Army weapons platforms since Hindsight: the Abrams tank, the Apache helicopter, and the Stinger and Javelin missiles. These three Defense & Technology Papers were focused on the Critical Technology Events (CTEs) that occurred in U.S. Army, industry, and academic laboratories that enabled these weapons platforms to have the necessary capability to accomplish their assigned missions. CTEs are ideas, concepts, models, and analyses, including key technical and managerial decisions, which have had a major impact on the development of a specific weapons system. CTEs can occur at any point in the system s life cycle, from basic research, to advanced development, to testing and evaluation, and to product improvements. CTEs can even relate to concepts that were developed but ultimately not incorporated into the weapons system. Also, CTEs can originate anywhere, from in-house laboratories, to private industry, and to academia. CTEs are not exactly the same as the Hindsight s Research and Exploratory Development (RXD) Events.
Keywords Army
Army equipment
Data bases
Decision making
Defense systems
Guided missiles
Life cycles
Military capabilities
Military critical technology
Research management
United states
Weapon systems

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
75 - Missile Technology
Corporate Author National Defense Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1405
Contract Number N/A

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