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dc.contributor.authorPerez, Ernesto
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Michael
dc.contributor.authorPeterman, Marc
dc.date2017-12
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T17:09:46Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T17:09:46Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/58831
dc.description.abstractOur research establishes a decision-making framework for use during the acquisition of the next individual combat rifle system. We utilize four possible courses of action to display the decision-making model. The four primary evaluation factors to optimize the squad are lethality, accuracy, mobility, and interoperability. The first part of the model is a value approach that normalizes these four different performance factors for system comparison. The second part of the model is a qualitative approach that examines other potential risk factors. We analyze, normalize, and weigh the performance factors, for comparison of each course of action against programmatic, political, and international risks. Program risks focus on the cost, schedule, and performance of each potential course of action, while maintaining the best interest of our soldiers and American taxpayers. Political risks are uncertain based on the stakeholders involved within Congress and militaryメs leadership. International risks are primarily concerned with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The 5.56mm caliber is the NATO standard, and any adaptation of a new weapon and caliber may invoke criticism from our NATO allies. In the end, our research provides senior leaders with an initial recommendation for gaining overmatch capability against our peer and near-peer adversaries.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of the Individual Riflemen in an Infantry Squaden_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-18-025


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