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Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant

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Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
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Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
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eng
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This report deals with the Army's Advanced Field Artillery System (AFAS) program. In designing this new artillery system, the Army decided to use a liquid propellant (LP) rather than a solid or powder propellant that has traditionally been used in artillery guns. This was a major departure from the normal development of an artillery system. The Army's AFAS program originated in the early 1980s as part of a broader Army program to modernize its armored forces. The program includes the development and integration of the gun and its vehicle. The AFAS will be the first LP gun ever to be developed and fielded. Firing the gun involves the ignition and burning of LP to build pressure in the gun chamber and launch the projectile. Control of the LP ignition and burning process is fundamental to the new technology because the projectiles and the cannon could be damaged if excessive pressure is generated during the process. Because of technological concerns with the LP gun, the Army also included the concurrent development of a solid propellant gun, called a unicharge gun, in the AFAS program's acquisition strategy. The AFAS program is currently in the concept exploration and definition phase of the acquisition cycle. During this phase, the Army explores alternatives, defines the most promising concepts, develops information to identify high-risk areas, and composes an acquisition strategy and objectives for cost and scheduling milestones. Before exiting the concept exploration and definition phase, the Army must demonstrate that the AFAS program is affordable in the long term and its technical concepts are achievable
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Liquid propellants
  • Liquid propellant guns
  • Artillery
  • Test and evaluation
  • Army research
  • Weapon systems
  • Firing tests(ordnance)
  • Reports
  • Military modernization
  • Army planning
  • Advanced weapons
  • Information Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns
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Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
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Report to Selected Members of Congress
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227818672
  • (OCoLC)ocn227818672
Label
Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
Publication
Note
Report to Selected Members of Congress
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
20 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)227818672
  • (OCoLC)ocn227818672

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