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weapons system

[′wep·ənz ‚sis·təm]
(ordnance)
Two or more instruments of combat operating as a single unit of striking power in military combat; specifically, a system in which two instruments of combat are required to perform a single mission.
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In this report, the GAO assessed fifty-two DoD weapons systems on three knowledge-based criteria: (1) the level of technology maturity at the start of development, (23) (2) the level of design and technology maturity at the point of the DoD's design review, (24) and (3) the level of production, design and technology maturity at the point of the production decision.
America must fund weapons systems that perform in combat--not in airshows.
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We are looking for people who can manage weapons systems in life-cycle terms.
Some of these new systems include an integrated countermeasures suite capable of dispensing chaff and flares automatically while simultaneously jamming enemy radars and weapons systems.
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Component parts for weapons systems or individual combatant equipment requires a greater level of sophistication in manufacturing.
BAE Systems can provide for future Air Force requirements to include modifications, development, and maintenance on all Air Force- and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)-managed weapons systems.
To draw an analogy to Air Force weapons systems, it makes little sense to invest heavily in precision targeting capabilities without a synchronized delivery system to get the weapon to the desired target.

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