Accession Number:

ADA190933

Title:

Warranties in Weapon System Procurement: An Analysis of Practice and Theory.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

229.0

Abstract:

Congressional legislation requires that all major weapon systems contracts signed after January 1, 1985, contain three types of written warranties design-manufacture, materials-workmanship, and essential performance requirements. This study reviews the specifics of the law, its legislative history, and Congressional intent revealed in relevant hearings. Through analysis of recent weapon system contracts from all the Services, supplemented by field interviews with contracting personnel, the study ascertains the changes in contractual warranty provisions effected by the mandate. Research is then directed more deeply into the functions of weapon systems warranties and their economic appropriateness in a Department of Defense context.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE