Accession Number : ADA253986


Title :   Cost Comparison of the Navy's Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF) and the Air Force's Electronic Combat Integrated Test (ECIT)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jun 1992,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Olver, Kelsey M ; Ackerman, Charles T ; Cloos, John J ; Levine, Daniel B ; Madl, Dennis O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253986.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 168


Abstract : Congress directed DoD to review the costs and capabilities associated with the use of the Navy's Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF) to satisfy aircraft electronic combat ground testing requirements in lieu of the Air Force developing its own Electronic Combat Integrated Test (ECIT) capability. This paper examines various ACETEF and ECIT capability options that could reasonably satisfy stated Air Force and Navy needs in terms of costs, effectiveness, and other qualitative considerations. Costs include investments for facilities, equipment, and software; deployment costs for testing at other than the primary flight test location; and operating costs for running the facilities over a 20-year period. Effectiveness is defined as the percentage of requirements satisfied by the various facility and capability alternatives. Based on the analysis, the Air Force ECIT proposal is the preferred alternative for meeting both stated testing and many variations in those needs.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE , *AIRCRAFT , *TEST FACILITIES , *COST EFFECTIVENESS , TEST AND EVALUATION , OPERATIONAL READINESS , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , ANECHOIC CHAMBERS , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , WEAPON SYSTEMS , AVIONICS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , FLIGHT TESTING


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE