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Reliability Improvement Warranty (RIW) MID Contract Evaluation.

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Rept. for Apr 73-Aug 77,

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RIW Reliability Improvement Warranty is considered by DOD Department of Defense as being in a trial phase during which the philosophies, techniques and applications could be wrung out. The Abex RIW contract, about which this report deals, innovated features of no exclusions, support, as well as early timing in the sequence of the life of an item. Thus, the report on this Abex RIW contract is meaningful in terms of evaluating RIW results against other most likely results should an otherwise normal support mode have been selected rather than RIW. The pre-contract history is provided as well as the main conditions and terms of the RIW contract itself. Each area of interest Program, Administration, Engineering, Logistics and Economics is reviewed and quantified from data developed for the RIW contract purposes as well as data from other Navy sources obtained for evaluation purposes. Throughout the report, results obtained within the Abex contract are compared against non-RIW alternatives as well as other experiences obtained with other equivalent engine driven hydraulic pumps supported without benefits of RIW. Conclusions to date can be made that the RIW goals anticipated were more than met and the RIW contract has, in fact, resulted in a most cost effective support alternative available to the Navy. Additionally, the RIW alternative has provided superlative support to the fleet within a Navy investment considerably less than other comparative units used in other front line Navy aircraft. The report provides considerable supportative detail and analysis to back up the above conclusions. Author

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  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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