NATO - AAP-20
PHASED ARMAMENTS PROGRAMMING SYSTEM (PAPS)
|Publication Date:||4 February 2010|
The aim of SLCM is to optimise defence capabilities taking into account performance, cost, schedule, quality, operational environments, integrated logistic support and obsolescence over the life cycle of the system.
The NATO Policy for Standardization2 calls for the use of civil standards to the maximum practicable extent. ISO/IEC 15288, "Systems Engineering - System Life Cycle Processes"3, is already in use in several Nations and provides a general framework that is neutral to extant individual Nations' Acquisition Processes. Following this guidance, NATO will use ISO/IEC 15288 as the basis for implementing SLCM. This allows for traditional acquisition as well as for iterative developments and procurement cycles where necessary for the realisation of required capabilities.