A Case Study and Cost of Ownership Analysis of the United States Air Force AN/APN-59B Airborne Radar Replacement Effort.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Two primary procurement alternatives were considered 1 replacement of the present system with a newly developed configuration, designated the APQ-122V5, and 2 an update of the current system employing solid-state components, designated the ANAPN-59X. A brief history of the rationale and development efforts for each alternative was presented, along with an analysis of a field operational evaluation of the APQ-122V5 system. A comparative cost of ownership analysis was conducted to determine the feasibility from an economic viewpoint of replacing the APN-59B system on the Air Forces fleet of KC-135s, C-130s, and C-141s with either of the two alternative proposals. A similar cost of ownership study was also conducted to determine the feasibility of replacing the APN-59B system on only the Military Airlift Command fleet of C-141 aircraft. Modified author abstract
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment