Accession Number:

ADA000823

Title:

A New Methodology for Analytical Cost Effectiveness Comparisons of Air Defense Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA SAM-D PROJECT

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a new methodology for analytical cost effectiveness comparisons for air defense systems. The scenario used for evaluation is a typical deployment of an Army in the Field. No specific geographical location or terrain need be specified. Air Defense systems are described by their Single Shot Engagement Kill Probability, PK, their surveillance and intercept footprints, their reaction times and shot-to-shot time constraints, their multiple simultaneous engagement, MSE, capability, their procurement cost, and their ownership and maintenance costs. On an equal total cost of ownership for a ten year basis, this methodology gives quick comparisons of the relative effectiveness of competitive systems. The methodology compares favorably with more detailed effectiveness comparisons using simulated wars such as TACOS.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE