Ammunition Cost Research Study
ARMY ARMAMENT COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL COST ANALYSIS DIV
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At the complete round level of detail, statistically valid cost estimating tools for independent parametric cost estimates of ammunition investment costs have been difficult to construct. The long life span of ammunition items reduces the number and range of data points available for a given weapon system class e.g., tank main-armament. To counter this problem, a research project has been undertaken to develop cost estimating tools for ammunition components. This report demonstrates how component-level cost models can be used to independently estimate medium-bore automatic cannon and tank main-armament ammunition investment costs with greater statistical validity than has been obtained with past approaches. The investment cost models cover ammunition initial production facilities IPF and procurement.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives