Accession Number : ADA536424


Title :   A Model to Estimate the Operating and Maintenance (O&M) Costs of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Chia, Tommy


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA536424


Report Date : DEC 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : This research was initiated by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to understand the potential operating and maintenance (O&M) cost involved in the running of their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which is presently funded under the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget request. The purpose of this thesis was to develop a model to estimate the future O&M cost when funding from the OCO budget request ceases and is shifted to their service's budget. This study analyzed the annual O&M costs of the MRAP vehicles, using available fiscal year (FY) 2008 and 2009 data from the MRAP Joint Program Office (JPO) and regression analysis. The regression models were subjected to tests of statistically significance and due to the shortage of data, were found to be insignificant. The O&M cost per vehicle for SOCOM was observed to be much higher than that of other services for most of the cost elements. There were, however, insufficient data to verify the factors that bring about the high cost. The importance of the observations lies in the following: Problem Recommendation The paucity of the underlying dataset (FY 2008 and 2009 data) is the cause of the lack of statistical significance. Continue to collect current annual O&M data for the MRAP vehicles by service, particularly SOCOM. Army data representing 75% of MRAP inventory dominates the analyses. Disaggregate data (when available) by service and develop service-unique models.


Descriptors :   *ARMY BUDGETS , *MINE RESISTANT VEHICLES , EMERGENCIES , HIGH COSTS , THESES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , INVENTORY , ARMY OPERATIONS , SHORTAGES , AMBUSH , MINES(ORDNANCE) , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , DATA PROCESSING , MAINTENANCE , MATHEMATICAL MODELS


Subject Categories : ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
      LAND MINE WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE