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Alternative Systems Review

​Alternative Systems Review

The Alternative Systems Review (ASR) supports communication between the end user and acquisition community and leads to a draft performance specification for the preferred materiel solution. The ASR typically occurs early in the requirements analysis phase and focuses the technical efforts on requirements analysis. The ASR should evaluate whether there is sufficient understanding of the technical maturity, feasibility and risk of the preferred materiel solution, in terms of addressing the operational capability needs in the applicable requirements document and meeting affordability, technology and operational effectiveness and suitability goals. For more information on ASRs, see the Systems Engineering Guidebook, Section 3.1.