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dc.contributor.authorNile L. Clifton Jr.
dc.contributor.authorDouglas W. Copeland
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dc.descriptionAcquisition Management / Graduate Student Research
dc.description.abstractThis project provides an analysis of the Army's acquisition of the Land Warrior (LW) Soldier System. Its objectives are to document the history of the LW and provide an overview of the program to establish the components of both its development and deployment and its associated business and management characteristics. The product is a document that provides an analysis of the actions taken and the obstacles encountered and how the materiel developers, warfighters, user representatives and lawmakers dealt with them. The LW need was approved in 1993. The requirement was to provide improvements for dismounted soldiers in the five specific capability categories of lethality, command and control, mobility, survivability, and sustainment. For a period lasting approximately 15 years, the LW has evolved. Despite this evolution, the Army terminated the program in FY 2007. Regardless, it has laid the foundation for follow-on soldier system initiatives. The LW was unsuccessful initially due to the misalignment of three interrelated and supporting components: 1) technical immaturity, 2) poor user acceptance, and 3) lack of senior leadership support. Successes that are more recent can be attributed to: 1) soldier-driven design, 2) improved technical maturity, and 3) proven employment of the system in combat by warfighters.
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Program
dc.languageEnglish (United States)
dc.publisherAcquisition Research Program
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProgram Termination
dc.subjectLand Warrior
dc.subjectLand Warrior Soldier System
dc.subjectSoldier as a System
dc.subjectGround Soldier Ensemble
dc.subject4-9 Infantry Battalion
dc.subjectUnit System Integrators
dc.subjectTCM Soldier
dc.subjectPEO Soldier
dc.subjectProgram Manager Soldier Warrior
dc.subjectProduct Manager Land Warrior
dc.subjectGeneral Dynamics C4 Systems
dc.subjectNet-Centric Warfare
dc.titleThe Land Warrior Soldier System: A Case Study for the Acquisition of Soldier Systems
dc.typeTechnical Report
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