Space and Weapon System Support Facilities Acquisition 660692

The acquisition of direct support facilities for Space and Weapon Systems has generated many problem areas during programs that required facilities design, prototype testing and construction concurrent with missile/launch vehicle research and development. This paper outlines some of these problems in the areas of facilities concepts, design, construction, operation, and maintenance; identifies the causes and indicates action taken to date by both government and industry to systemize the management of future Space and the Weapon System development. The urgency and importance of the applicability of the elements of training and personnel, logistic support, technical data, and support equipment are also discussed.


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