Accession Number:

ADA002523

Title:

Inflation: Less Bang for the Buck in Combat Vehicles.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-26

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The study examines the impact of inflation on the procurement of combat vehicles in FY 75. The review indicated that inflation in materials far exceeds OSD inflation indices which have been used in preparation of the FYDP. As a result, the current FY 75 budget will not permit procurement of the planned number of combat vehicles. Four alternatives are discussed and it is concluded that the most likely alternative is that funds will not be increased except for a few special cases, and fewer combat vehicles will be procured. Recommendations to offset the effects of inflation in funding for combat vehicle procurement include use of more realistic indices, stringent reviews of performance specifications and detailed analysis of the number of vehicles required for the US Army inventory.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE