Equipment Sustainment Requirements for the Transforming Army

Equipment Sustainment Requirements for the Transforming Army

Equipment Sustainment Requirements for the Transforming Army

Equipment Sustainment Requirements for the Transforming Army

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Over the last several years, a vision of the future U.S. Army has begun to crystallize in revolutionary new Objective Force operational concepts and capabilities that will place an unprecedented combination of performance expectations, constraints, and demanding conditions on combat service support (CSS). For example, highly mobile forces with reduced CSS structures will have to be sustained at high levels of operational availability, often while being widely distributed across a battlefield. The resulting challenge has triggered examinations of how equipment sustainment requirements should be defined in developing materiel requirements for new weapon systems.

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA[ALT]) asked RAND Arroyo Center to assess how the Army should define equipment sustainment requirements, what methods and tools equipment developers might need to use these requirements effectively, and which, if any, have merit as key performance parameters. This report presents the conclusions. The research was carried out as part of a project sponsored by the ASA(ALT) to examine the implications of a hybrid force of legacy, recapitalized, and new systems for equipment sustainment capabilities and the consequent effects on mission effectiveness and resource requirements.

The report should interest the Army's acquisition community, logisticians, materiel requirements developers, and operational leaders. This research was carried out in the Military Logistics Program of RAND Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.

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