WASHINGTON (May 25, 2021) – The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (OASA(ALT)) today announced that its popular biennial publication, the U.S. Army Weapon Systems Handbook, which showcases weapon systems and equipment programs, is now available online to view and download from the Resource section.
“While the focus in Army modernization is on the future and our signature efforts, I am reminded daily of our responsibility within the acquisition community for the total life-cycle management of all Army weapon systems and programs of record,” said Douglas R. Bush, the Acting ASA(ALT).
“The Handbook highlights the major programs within our Program Executive Offices and includes a special section on how we work with U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) and its Cross-Functional Teams to achieve the Army’s modernization goals, with greater speed, efficiency, and effectiveness,” he continued.
The 2020-2021 Weapon Systems Handbook includes the individual organizations that collectively form AFC and OASA(ALT), weapon system program descriptions and benefits to the Soldier, program status, specifications and projected activities, as well as the names and locations of the Army’s industry partners.
AFC’s modernization stakeholders are also featured. “This helps the reader gain a better understanding of the collaborative efforts within the Army Modernization Enterprise to empower, unburden, and protect our men and women in uniform,” Bush said.
“We realize in all our efforts that people are our most important asset,” Bush said. “Our acquisition workforce professionals are charged with ensuring that all Army organizations, policies, processes, and programs that consume time, money, and manpower deliver real value to the Soldiers we serve and the taxpayers who support us,” he continued.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) provides the American Soldier with a decisive advantage in any mission by developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining the world's finest equipment and services; and by leveraging technologies and capabilities to meet current and future Army needs.