Standard Practice for Force Protection and Survivability
According to SAE6906, Force Protection and Survivability (FPS) is the HSI domain that facilitates system operation and personnel safety during and after exposure to hostile situations or environments. Force protection refers to all preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions against Department of Defense and DHS (e.g., United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, etc.) personnel. Survivability denotes the capability of the system and/or personnel manning the system to avoid or withstand manmade hostile environments without suffering an abortive impairment of his/her ability to accomplish its designated mission. Damage due to enemy or fratricidal action, or even equipment failure, will endanger the warfighters' well-being and place them into a life-threatening situation.
The purpose of this standard is to define for industry the standard practice required for procurement activities with regard to Force Protection and Survivability analysis and related activities. This standard has been written to address a need within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), but its applicability is not limited to the DoD.