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Analyzes the effects of materials and manufacturing techniques on airframe costs and explores the implications of these effects on acquisition policy.
This project was requested by Lieutenant General George K. Muellner, SAF/AQ, now retired. The current sponsor is Lieutenant General Stephen B. Plummer, SAF/AQ. The project technical points of contact have been John Dorsett, former Technical Director of AFCAA, and Jay Jordan, current Technical Director of AFCAA.
The information collection cutoff date was 2000.
The report should be of interest to the cost analysis community, the military aircraft acquisition community, and acquisition policy professionals generally.
PROJECT AIR FORCE
Project AIR FORCE, a division of RAND, is the Air Force federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for studies and analysis. It provides the Air Force with independent analyses of policy alternatives affecting the development, employment, combat readiness, and support of current and future aerospace forces. Research is performed in four programs: Aerospace Force Development; Manpower, Personnel, and Training; Resource Management; and Strategy and Doctrine.
Excerpted from Military Airframe Costs by Obaid Younossi Michael Kennedy John C. Graser Copyright © 2001 by Obaid Younossi. Excerpted by permission.
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|Ch. 2||Material Characteristics||7|
|Ch. 3||Manufacturing Techniques||41|
|Ch. 4||Airframe Cost Information||55|
|Ch. 5||Airframe Cost-Estimating Methodology||83|
|Ch. 6||Applying the Results||97|
|App. A||Stress-Strain Diagram||111|
|App. B||Aircraft Weight Definitions||113|
|App. C||Aircraft Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Levels (From Military Specification 881)||115|
|App. D||Airframe Development Cost-Estimating Relationships||127|
|App. E||Subjects of the Three Rand Studies on Industry Initiatives Designed to Reduce the Cost of Producing Military Aircraft||129|