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Schedule Estimating Relationships for Tactical Aircraft

  • Bruce R. Harmon
  • Lisa M. Ward
  • Paul R. Palmer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 332)

Abstract

Representatives of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) are responsible for review of service acquisition programs prior to their inclusion in the defense program that is submitted to the president and subsequently to Congress. Parts of this process involve the review of proposed acquisition schedules. A need exists for tools for OSD action officers to use when engaged in such reviews. The research documented in this report was initiated to provide methods for assessing the reasonableness of proposed acquisition schedules for tactical aircraft programs. The research was performed at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) under the sponsorship of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Air Warfare).

Keywords

Production Time Flight Test Schedule Interval Attack Aircraft Production Aircraft 
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References

  1. [1]
    Harmon, Bruce R., et al., Military Aircraft Development Costs, Volumes I-V, IDA Report R-339, September 1988.Google Scholar
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    Smith, G. K., and E. T. Friedmann, An Analysis of Weapon System Acquisition Intervals, Past and Present, The RAND Corporation, R-2605, November 1980.Google Scholar
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    Norden, Peter V., “Useful Tools for Project Management,” Management of Production, M. K. Starr (ed.), Penguin, 1963, pp. 71–98.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Harmon
    • 1
  • Lisa M. Ward
    • 1
  • Paul R. Palmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA

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