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ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
3701 NORTH FAIRFAX DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA 22203-1714

April 14, 1997
Ser ASJPO/171

Dr. Michael Hughes
Lockheed Martin Corporation
P.O. Box 1027
MS 108-108
Moorestown, NJ 08057-0927

Dear Colleagues:

The joint Navy/DARPA Arsenal Ship Program Office has followed your team's Phase II activities with great interest. Your work to date has convinced us that: significant acquisition reform through the 845 Other Agreements Authority is achievable; that cooperative industry-government teaming to achieve CAIV and life cycle goals is producing the desired results; that your focus on minimum crew size with attendant cost of ownership implications is generating exciting designs; that your focus on ship survivability with design features of multiple hulls, automated damage control techniques, and signatures management will alter survivability philosophy significantly; and that your Arsenal Ship Demonstrator if selected,- will be a terrific vehicle to evaluate the concept of massed precision firepower in support of the Land Component Commander, within a joint warfighting context.

At the beginning of the Arsenal Ship Phase IV demonstration with the fleet, the Navy is planning on using the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator, in parallel with its primary tests to evaluate the military utility of the Arsenal Ship, to evaluate various SC-21 technologies. The ASJPO has determined that this testing can be accommodated within current demonstrator designs. This is an advisory message only, so that you are apprised of future plans for this Demonstrator. No changes in the design, goals, or evaluation criteria for downselect at the end of the current phase, are intended.

The SC-21 technologies which require risk reduction at sea testing include:

-Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System (AIEWS),EDM Available FY99
-ADCON-21,EDM Available FY01
-Integrated Power System,EDM Available FY01
-Advanced Human Computer Interface,EDM Available FY01
-Multi Function Radar (X Band),EDM Available FY02
-Lightweight Broadband Variable Depth Sonar Handling SystemEDM Available FY03
-Volume Search Radar (L Band)EDM Available FY03
-Vertical Gun for Advanced Ships (VGAS)EDM Available FY04

Some or all of these may be tested on the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator.

ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
3701 NORTH FAIRFAX DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA 22203-1714

April 14, 1997
Ser ASJPO/169

Dr. Pat Barry
Electronic Sensors and Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Corporation
P.O. Box 1693
Baltimore, MD 21203

Dear Colleagues:

The joint Navy/DARPA Arsenal Ship Program Office has followed your team's Phase II activities with great interest. Your work to date has convinced us that: significant acquisition reform through the 845 Other Agreements Authority is achievable; that cooperative industry-government teaming to achieve CAIV and life cycle goals is producing the desired results; that your focus on minimum crew size with attendant cost of ownership implications is generating exciting designs; that your focus on ship survivability with design features of multiple hulls, automated damage control techniques, and signatures management will alter survivability philosophy significantly; and that your Arsenal Ship Demonstrator if selected, will be a terrific vehicle to evaluate the concept of massed precision firepower in support of the Land Component Commander, within a joint warfighting context.

At the beginning of the Arsenal Ship Phase IV demonstration with the fleet the Navy is planning on using the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator, in parallel with its primary tests to evaluate the military utility of the Arsenal Ship, to evaluate various SC-21 technologies. The ASJPO has determined that this testing can be accommodated within current demonstrator designs. This is an advisory message only, so that you are apprised of future plans for this Demonstrator. No changes in the design, goals, or evaluation criteria for downselect at the end of the current phase, are intended.

The SC-21 technologies which require risk reduction at sea testing include:

-Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System (AIEWS),EDM Available FY99
-ADCON-21,EDM Available FY01
-Integrated Power System,EDM Available FY01
-Advanced Human Computer Interface,EDM Available FY01
-Multi Function Radar (X Band),EDM Available FY02
-Lightweight Broadband Variable Depth Sonar Handling SystemEDM Available FY03
-Volume Search Radar (L Band)EDM Available FY03
-Vertical Gun for Advanced Ships (VGAS)EDM Available FY04

Some or all of these may be tested on the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator.

ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
3701 NORTH FAIRFAX DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA 22203-1714

April 14, 1997
Ser ASJPO/170

Mr. Tom Egan
ArShip 21 Team
4301 North Fairfax Dr.
Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22015

Dear Colleagues:

The joint Navy/DARPA Arsenal Ship Program Office has followed your team's Phase If activities with great interest. Your work to date has convinced us that: significant acquisition reform through the 845 Other Agreements Authority is achievable; that cooperative industry-government teaming to achieve CAIV and life cycle goals is producing the desired results; that your focus on minimum crew size with attendant cost of ownership implications is generating exciting designs; that your focus on ship survivability with design features of multiple hulls, automated damage control techniques, and signatures management will alter survivability philosophy significantly; and that your Arsenal Ship Demonstrator if selected, will be a terrific vehicle to evaluate the concept of massed precision firepower in support of the Land Component Commander, within a joint warfighting context.

At the beginning of the Arsenal Ship Phase IV demonstration with the fleet, the Navy is planning on using the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator, in parallel with its primary tests to evaluate the military utility of the Arsenal Ship, to evaluate various SC-21 technologies. The ASJPO has determined that this testing can be accommodated within current demonstrator designs. This is an advisory message only, so that you are apprised of future plans for this Demonstrator. No changes in the design, goals, or evaluation criteria for downselect at the end of the current phase, are intended.

The SC-21 technologies which require risk reduction at sea testing include:

-Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System (AIEWS),EDM Available FY99
-ADCON-21,EDM Available FY01
-Integrated Power System,EDM Available FY01
-Advanced Human Computer Interface,EDM Available FY01
-Multi Function Radar (X Band),EDM Available FY02
-Lightweight Broadband Variable Depth Sonar Handling SystemEDM Available FY03
-Volume Search Radar (L Band)EDM Available FY03
-Vertical Gun for Advanced Ships (VGAS)EDM Available FY04

Some or all of these may be tested on the Arsenal Ship Demonstrator.

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