Arsenal Ship Lessons Learned Report
THE NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER
DARPA, TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY OFFICE
The objective of this Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is to facilitate the transfer of the substantial national investment in technology at the activities of the Naval Surface Warfare Center to the industry teams participating in the Arsenal Ship program while maintaining the competitive integrity of the program.
The Arsenal Ship program was established to develop and deliver up to six ships for the delivery of large quantities of ordnance in support of land and littoral engagements. The process is being conducted under the Defense Research Project's Agency's (DARPA) Section 845 Agreements Authority. The program is currently structured to be conducted in phases:
I Trade-off studies and design concept development
Because the ships will be developed from the earliest design stages in the private sector, traditional roles and relationships of government organizations must be reconsidered. The industry teams selected for Phase I have approached NSWC activities and DARPA with specific requests for NSWC involvement. This MOA clarifies the role that NSWC will play in Phase I of the Arsenal Ship program. Since this role may change during each phase of the program, this MOA may be modified as the program proceeds.
1. Warfare Center products and services will be made available for a fee to all industry teams on a non-exclusive basis. Industry requests and a list of delivered products will be provided to the ASJPO.
2. Warfare Center products and services will be limited to the use of test facilities and the provision of objective data, (e.g., results of calculation procedures or tests, models, and simulations,).
3. Source selection evaluators will not have participated in services to industry.
4. Agreements, including funding arrangements, will be made directly between industry teams and the Warfare Center.
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