A case study of the Avenger : Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) of a Non-developmental Item (NDI)
Slaughter, Darrell A.
Hamilton, Albert J.
Fields, Paul J.
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The Avenger System is a lightweight, highly mobile, and transportable surface-to-air missile, operated by a two man crew for defense against helicopters and fixed wing aircraft at low altitude in day or night operations that take place in clear or limited adverse weather conditions. The Avenger system includes eight ready-to-fire Stinger missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun integrated with sensors and target acquisition devices. Boeing's Avenger was selected in August 1987 as the Non-developmental Item (NDI) candidate to perform the Line-of-Sight-Rear (LOS-R) role of FAADS. This thesis examines the Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) for Avenger that provided essential information for the successful performance of the Avenger Integrated Logistics Support (FLS) activities early in the life cycle of the system. The ILSP provided support requirements for the acquisition of the Avenger. The ILSP addressed the general ILS planning and management functions performed during the production and fielding phases of the life cycle. This thesis also examines Avenger Integrated Logistics Support concepts as a Non- developmental Item. A significant lesson learned is that in order for logistics support to be effective, it must be included in the acquisition planning process and considered in formulation of the acquisition strategy.
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