An Analysis of Decision Criteria for the Selection of F-16 Reliability Improvement Incentive Alternatives.
Master's thesis 24 Mar-15 Sep 75,
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The F-16 Air Combat Fighter development and acquisition contract includes special logistic supportability incentive alternatives for certain critical subsystems which have been designated as control First Line Units. The alternatives are a contractor commitment to a Target Logistic Support Cost, a Reliability Improvement Warranty, and a Reliability Improvement Warranty with guaranteed mean time between failure. The Reliability Improvement Warranties may be selected at either a First Line Unit or module level. This report analyzes those alternatives from a Government benefit point of view to assist in the final selection process. A methodology is developed to compute significant costs to the Government over the equipment operational lifetime for each alternative, with the exception of module level Reliability Improvement Warranties. The procedure and results of the methodology are demonstrated for two selected F-16 First Line Units the Flight Control Computer and the Heads Up Display Electronics. Limitations and assumptions of the methodology are identified and discussed.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis