FOG-M

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FOG-MFiber Optic Guided Missile
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The primary reason may have been the prioritization of other systems over FOG-M. In any case, whether or not this decision was optimal has been the subject of some controversy.
However, in the case of FOG-M, the incentives were problematic.
In the case of FOG-M, the full-scale development contract itself would have needed to specify in detail the structure of these teams which would consist of contractor engineers, RDEC laboratory engineers who participated in the early development, and project office personnel.
Jim Daniel, Boeing's chief engineer on FOG-M, believed that in the 1988-90 timeframe the coordination between Boeing and the government could have benefited significantly from such teams.
LESSON 3: THE CENTRAL PROBLEM IN FOG-M DEVELOPMENT WAS UNSUSTAINED USER SUPPORT DUE TO SUBOPTIMIZATION, RESULTING IN FUNDING DIFFICULTIES
From the very beginning FOG-M encountered problems with user support.
In a similar way, the Artillery viewed FOG-M as a weapon that would be deployed in ways that did not fit with their traditional mission.
One reason FOG-M had difficulty attracting support from one of the Army branches was that it is not a basic upgrade or replacement for an existing system that was becoming obsolete.
It should also be noted that since FOG-M was competing against other systems for resources, it may have been beneficial earlier in the program to utilize cost effectiveness data more extensively to make the case for FOG-M development funding.
allies developed and fielded systems based on the FOG-M concept, including Japan, Israel, Sweden, and a combined French/German/ Italian program.
By the mid 1980s, the work in the RDEC labs had been so successful that FOG-M was well on its way toward the completion of engineering development.
If either incremental development or spiral development had been employed as the acquisition strategy, the history of FOG-M would have been very different.