A Life Cycle Cost Analysis of the European Vehicle Buy Program.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The purpose of this thesis was to determine if the European Vehicle Buy Program is economical. Approximately 6,000 vehicles have been purchased through the program, with 3,000 more to be bought in the near future. A life cycle cost LCC model was used to determine cost. Historical costs were input into the LCC model. Extrapolation techniques were developed to project costs when historical data were not available. This analysis supported previous studies which concluded that the European Vehicle Buy program was economical. It concluded that the programs total cost will be 12.6 million 26 per year less than alternative of buying and operating American vehicles. The program can be improved to save 13.4 million 28 per year by buying certain ground vehicle types in the United States and sending them to Europe. The additional benefit of enhanced interoperability with NATO allies also lends support to continuing the European Vehicle Buy Program. Vehicle types analyzed included buses intercity and school and trucks pickup, platform, dump, tractor, panel, forklift, tank, etc. Originator-supplied keywords include Offshore procurement, and military vehicles.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies