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NAVAIR: New acquisition approach can cut cycle times in half

Justin Katz   | December 18, 2017
Naval Air Systems Command is implementing aspects of a new approach to acquisition that at full maturity can cut the time necessary to develop a weapon system in half, according to service officials. "We are transitioning NAVAIR into capabilities-based test and evaluation where we focus much more on the capability during the development test cycle and much less on spec compliance," Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, the command's top official, told attendees at an American Society of Naval Engineers conference earlier...

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