The much-younger Defense Acquisition Challenge Program is providing about 9-to-1 cost avoidance.
Within a year, the Marines tested products through the Defense Acquisition Challenge Program and fielded a solution.
And today, one Marine, using software tested by the Defense Acquisition Challenge program, can plan communications for an upcoming operation in 20 minutes, thus replacing a previous process taking two Marines up to 24 hours to complete.
Through Defense Acquisition Challenge Program testing, the Air Force found ceramic matrix composite seals for F-16 jet engine nozzles lasted six times longer than older metallic seals.
Anyone can have a good idea, and that is the premise of the Defense Acquisition Challenge Program
. It provides the opportunity for anyone in industry or government to propose cost-saving technologies that improve a program's affordability, manufacturability, performance, or capabilities.