The Resource Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks

Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks

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Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
Title
Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report reviews the Army's use of commercial technology in tactical trucks. Specifically, the commercial technology used in the production of the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS), and the line haul and the Light Equipment Transporter (LET) tractor trucks. The objectives were to determine (1) whether the Army could meet its tactical truck requirements through purchasing purely commercial or 'off-the-shelf' trucks; (2) if this was not feasible, what modifications contractors had to make to existing commercial trucks or what actions contractors had to take to meet the Army's requirements; and (3) the Army's requirements that limit the use of off-the-shelf commercial trucks. Key operational requirements prevent the Army from buying pure commercial or off- the-shelf trucks to meet its tactical truck needs. However, the Army is making extensive use of commercial technology and commercial components in the tactical trucks it buys. For the four tactical truck systems reviewed, the manufacturers of these systems used commercial trucks as baselines for their systems and generally used commercial manufacturing practices and components to produce tactical trucks. In addition to such operational requirements as tactical mobility, deployability and transportability, and survivability, Department of Defense (DOD) standards and Army policies place demands upon contractors beyond what are found in the commercial marketplace. For example, contractors must undergo rigorous testing procedures, develop more detailed technical manuals, use standard parts already in the Army's inventory system, and adopt military quality standards
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Military trucks
  • Commercial products
  • Off the shelf equipment
  • Commercial equipment
  • Army procurement
  • Trucks
  • Mobility
  • Logistics support
  • Military requirements
  • Survivability
  • Logistics planning
  • Tractors
  • Tactical warfare
  • Transportable
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Specifications
  • Modification
  • Contractors
  • Armed Forces
  • Commercial products
  • Military trucks
  • United States
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
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Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
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Publication
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Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Govt. Affairs, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
15 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227817507
  • (OCoLC)ocn227817507
Label
Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
Publication
Note
Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Govt. Affairs, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
15 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227817507
  • (OCoLC)ocn227817507

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