Space Based Laser

Space Based Laser Readiness Demonstrator Acquisition Approach

01 September 1998


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Table of Contents

Space Based Laser Readiness Demonstrator Acquisition Approach

Overview

Need for SBL System

Rationale for Boost Phase Defense

Space-Based Laser Development Concept

Demonstration Overview

Project Scope

Procurement Challenges

SBLRD Risk Summary

Acquisition Path

Acquisition Approach

“Phase One” Overview

“Phase One” Purposes

CDS’s to Evaluate Three Strategies

Concept Definition Study Key Output/Deliverables

Concept Definition Study Sources

Approach to Award of Concept Definition Study

Award Process

Draft SBLRD Procurement Overview

“Phase Two” Contemplated Acquisition Approach

“Phase Two” Conceptual Overview

Conclusion

“Other Transaction”

Procurement Instrument

Procurement Instrument - Cont’d

Author: Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems Directorate