Accession Number:

AD0911123

Title:

Is 'Fly-Before-Buy' Here to Stay.

Descriptive Note:

Research paper,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Improvement of the weapon systems acquisition process continues to be a high priority goal within the Department of Defense. The Fly-Before-Buy concept of procurement has been implemented as a replacement for the Total Package Procurement Concept TPPC. The issue addressed by this study is whether or not the Fly-Before-Buy approach will eliminate the shortcomings of the TPPC and whether urgent requirements can be satisfied by Fly-Before-Buy strategies with the timeliness of concurrent developmentproduction strategies. The F-111 and the F-15 programs are used as vehicles to compare TPPC and Fly-Before-Buy. It is concluded that Fly-Before-Buy offers some improvement over TPPC Fly-Before-Buy is not the final solution to all procurement problems. It represents a relaxed approach to weapon systems acquisition that will fluorish during periods of peace and tranquility only only to be replaced by a concurrent approach during times of urgent need. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE