Accession Number : ADA454785


Title :   Systems Engineering and Program Management. Trends and Costs for Aircraft and Guided Weapons Programs


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Stem, David E. ; Boito, Michael ; Younossi, Obaid


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA454785


Report Date : 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 200


Abstract : Sound cost estimates are essential to developing good budgets and policy decisions. Some recent RAND studies have looked at estimating techniques for the nonrecurring and recurring flyaway costs of military airframes and engines. This study extends the analysis into what are termed below-the-line costs. Below-the-line costs include costs for such items as system test and evaluation, data, special test equipment and tooling, training operational site activation, industrial facilities, initial spares and repair parts and systems engineering and program management. These costs are not directly associated with the development or the production of the hardware end item. Nevertheless, they are important cost elements that are necessary for delivery of the complete end item to the government.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT , *AIRCRAFT ENGINES , *AIRFRAMES , *AIR FORCE BUDGETS , *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , *COST ESTIMATES , END ITEMS , GUIDED WEAPONS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , POLICIES , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE