Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)
C18.104.22.168.8.1. The PM shall
establish RAM activities early in the acquisition cycle. The PM shall
develop RAM system requirements based on the ORD and TOC considerations, and
state them in quantifiable, operational terms, measurable during DT&E
and OT&E. RAM system requirements shall address all elements of the
system, including support and training equipment. They shall be derived
from, and support, the user's system readiness objectives. Reliability
requirements shall address mission reliability and logistic reliability.
Availability requirements shall address the readiness of the system.
Maintainability requirements shall address servicing, preventive, and
C22.214.171.124.8.2. The PM shall
plan and execute RAM design, manufacturing development, and test activities
so that the system elements, including software, used to demonstrate system
performance before the production decision reflect the mature design.
IOT&E shall use production representative systems, actual operational
procedures, and personnel with representative skill levels. To reduce
testing costs, the PM shall utilize M&S in the demonstration of RAM
requirements, wherever appropriate.
C126.96.36.199.8.3. This policy
applies not only to the system, but also to technical manuals, spare parts,
tools, and support equipment.