Logistical Simulation Model for the Light Weight Company Mortar: A Technique for Computing Support Cost and Operational Availability.
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This study was performed to determine the support cost of the LWCM for one year and the operational availability of the LWCM based on reliability, maintainability, and logistical inputs. A reliability distribution for each mortar component and the maintenance policy were input to a VERT computer program. Ammunition consumption was set at 10,000 rds a year. Repair parts were distributed at appropriate levels. The probability that parts would be on hand at each level and logistical downtime for each level was played. The most probable case showed a mean cost of 2,714 to support the mortar and a mean operational availability of .93.