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NATO - AAP-20

PHASED ARMAMENTS PROGRAMMING SYSTEM (PAPS)

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Organization: NATO
Publication Date: 4 February 2010
Status: inactive
Page Count: 202
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Purpose

PAPS provides a systematic and coherent, yet flexible, framework for promoting cooperative programmes on the basis of harmonised military requirements. It is a guidance document and should not be regarded as a set of formal and mandatory steps in the implementation of CNAD projects.

This document focuses on the formulation of armaments systems' requirements and the management of an armament programme throughout the system life cycle, including accelerated fielding (rapid acquisition) and technology insertion. While this guidance addresses the system life cycle stages in detail, it should be used in conjunction with AAP- 48 in order to clearly define the detailed systems engineering processes employed to deliver the PAPS stages defined herein.

This guide provides an enabling framework, bringing together existing examples of good practice from NATO Nations and Agencies, and highlights some of the potential pitfalls, risks and opportunities for managing a System of Interest (SOI).

This update draws extensively from the many contributions provided by NATO Nations and Agencies. Also included are specific templates, processes and generally accepted good principles in the form of a 'toolbox' (Annex 3) for an effective and efficient system life cycle management to fulfil the required capabilities.

In summary, PAPS:

• Describes how NATO or a group of nations begin a programme in terms of a required military capability, convert that need into specific requirements, achieve the deployment of equipment satisfying the need, support on-going engineering changes, and ultimately facilitate retirement.

• Provides terms and definitions for NATO Programmes to support the common understanding of the involved parties.

• Creates a best practice process as a model for an efficient implementation of NATO Programmes and as a basis for the future improvement.

• Offers a common basis for the planning, realisation and control of NATO Programmes with the focus on mitigating risks.

Document History

October 16, 2015
NATO PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (NATO Life Cycle Model)
Introduction In order to reach their operational goals, NATO/Nations/Agencies develop strategic objectives that are realized by single or multiple capabilities. Capabilities are realized by single...
February 4, 2010
PHASED ARMAMENTS PROGRAMMING SYSTEM (PAPS)
Purpose PAPS provides a systematic and coherent, yet flexible, framework for promoting cooperative programmes on the basis of harmonised military requirements. It is a guidance document and should...
AAP-20
February 4, 2010
PHASED ARMAMENTS PROGRAMMING SYSTEM (PAPS)
Purpose PAPS provides a systematic and coherent, yet flexible, framework for promoting cooperative programmes on the basis of harmonised military requirements. It is a guidance document and should...
February 4, 2010
PHASED ARMAMENTS PROGRAMMING SYSTEM (PAPS)
AIM 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...
February 1, 1989
Handbook on - The Phased Armaments Programming System (PAPS) Volume I PAPS Framework and Procedures Volume II PAPS Related Activities and Management Considerations
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