Industry to Navy: We Need Steady Demand Signal, Earlier Involvement in Requirements

220904-N-MZ836-1422 BALTIC SEA (Sep. 4, 2022) From left, the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F331), the U.S. Navy San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), the Norwegian replenishment oiler HNoMS Maud (A530), the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the Portuguese Vasco Da Gama-class frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), the Royal Netherlands Navy multi-mission support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman (A 833), the U.S. Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), and the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), sail in formation during a maneuvering exercise Sep. 4, 2022. The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, under the command and control of Task Force 61/2, is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Schwab)

WEST 2023 — In order to overcome challenges faced by industry when delivering capabilities as quickly as possible to warfighters, companies need to be involved earlier in the requirements process, several executives said recently. 

Setting unrealistic expectations for requirements leads down a path of poor communication between industry partners and the military, Roy Kelley, vice president of naval power requirements and capabilities at Raytheon, said at the WEST 2023 conference.

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