Some combination of these two approaches is likely to be required to allow for maximum operational readiness and the simultaneous testing needed to improve the system through spiral development
is the best approach to constructing a successful system.
It will be five years between when spiral development
in the Block 1 system was cut off and when the new towers come online.
The Department of Defense (DoD) promulgated evolutionary acquisition (EA) as policy in 2000, and soon after, spiral development
for the preferred acquisition strategy of all materiel (Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, 2000).
As spiral development
continues, the products will be built and improved upon to provide users with a more robust, accurate, and useful M&S cost-estimating tool.
The plan for how to do all this (and more) in DSpace brings us back to the open-source software development model and the spiral development
The intent of the spiral development
is to provide incremental capability in the near term with full JTRS operational requirements capability in the long term.
The spiral development
of this program continues from August to December 2004 and will continue to be tested in Classes 4-04 and 1-05.
The FCS development process will follow the new Department of Defense model of spiral development
, which will permit developers to insert new technology as the systems develop.
is being awarded a $273,200,000 cost-plus award-fee contract to provide for a Family of Advanced Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program that will use an evolutionary acquisitions strategy and a spiral development
process to develop a family of terminal with an open architecture that can satisfy the satellite communications terminal requirements for a variety of platforms.
The Army restructured the spiral development
of Prophet Blocks II through V to field a relevant SIGINT receiver with a commensurate electronic attack (EA) capability.
These goals will be accomplished by ESC pioneering the evolutionary spiral development
process and using commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf products whenever possible.