Independent Cost Estimate of the GAU-8 Aluminum Cartridge Case.
Master's thesis (Final),
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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An independent cost estimate ICE was made on anticipated buys of the GAU-8 30MM aluminum casing. The state of the art nature of aluminum cased ammunition and the absence of historical cost data on similar items resulted in a multitechnique costing approach. An industrial costing approach, based on process data independent of the participating casing manufacturers, was used to estimate large quantity contract buys. Statistical cost estimation, using 20MM steel casing information as a data base, was used to formulate a cost estimating relationship which was then adjusted to reflect the anticipated difference between 20MM steel and 30MM aluminum casings.
- Ammunition and Explosives