The Trailing Edge Technology Business Model
A paradigm shift is required for the acquisition and product support of
COTS configured weapon systems
Over the last several years there has been a marked increase in the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components in configuring new weapon systems. This initiative has been driven by Commanders in-theater requiring the rapid fielding of new weapon systems to fight a new type of enemy.
The traditional approach of sourcing components that are Developmental Items has been recogniz...
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