A system is any tangible product that will be used to perform a task, such as a ground vehicle, an aircraft, a maritime vessel, etc. Any product of sufficient cost or complexity to warrant support, repair, or upgrade meets our definition as a system. The product could be as simple as a lawn mower or as complex as a manned spacecraft. Our intent is to focus on hardware systems. While many of the logistics engineering concepts can be applied to systems with embedded software and information systems, the support of these systems may involve additional requirements and techniques that go beyond the material presented in this site.
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