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Benefits Analysis of Past Projects. Volume 2. Individual Project Assessments.

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Final rept. Apr 82-Jan 84,

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A program was conducted to assess the technical results, degree of implementation, and resulting benefits from 75 past Air Force MANTECH projects. The projects encompassed nineteen divisions of eight major aerospace contractors, and most types of USAF end items. Almost one-half 47 of all projects led to production implementation, yielding over 992 million in 1982 dollars in projected manufacturing cost savings through 1992, under a peacetime scenario. The savings figures are conservative in that they reflect only actual or definitely programmed cases of implementation, for implementation only at the contractor that performed the project, and reflect manufacturing cost only, exclusive of IRD, GA, and profit loadings. Approximately 593 million 60 was in savings on military items, and 399 million 40 was in production of commercial items. The Air Force portion of the military savings was approximately 522 million 88. The bulk of the commercial savings resulted from employment of MANTECH-developed technologies by General Electric and Pratt Whitney Aircraft for production of commercial aircraft engines. The savings-to-cost ratio for all projects and all economic benefits was found to be 191. Considering savings only to the military, the savings-to-cost ratio was 111, and from the perspective of dthe Air Force alone, 101. THe savings figures and ratios do not include numerous non-economic benefits which were identified. Many of these were product quality improvements which resulted in more mission-effective end items.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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