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Appendix A Statement of Task The study will address long-term Anny science and technology investments likely to have the most impact on logistics requirements for the AAN. Conclusions, recommendations and rationale will be documented in a final study report provided to the Army. Over the course of the study, the following tasks are to be accomplished: (~) Interact with the Army to thoroughly understand the importance of logistical considerations to successful battlefield operations and the likely impact of different enabling technologies on the need for logistics support. (2) Review advanced concepts for soldier and battlefield systems contemplated for the AAN timeframe. include consideration of the following: Future Combat System (FCS), Future Scout and Cavalry System (FSCS), Soldier as a System, Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), and their enabling technologies. (3) Analyze the enabling technologies (e.g., 'smart' materials, micro- electromechanical systems, etc.) on which systems contemplated for the AAN will depend in light of their likely impact on the need for logistics support. Classify the technologies according to the degree to which they are likely to require more or less logistics support. Propose alternative technologies that would diminish the need for logistics support. (4) Identify and evaluate areas of research that, if supported by a long-term sustained Army investment, would enable systems and operational concepts to have reduced need forlogistics support in the 2025 timeframe of the AAN. Affordability must be a major consideration. Also important is the ability to leverage investment of other services, other government agencies, and the private sector to influence the development of the technology. (5) Develop recommendations for an Army R&D investment strategy that includes a conceptual framework, specific research objectives, and a roadmap to achieve the objectives. 171