Computation of ECM (Electronic Counter-Measures) War Reserve Materiel Spare Requirements,
AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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In this study we address the problem of how to convert sortie and operating hour failure data into factors compatible with the AFLC requirements system in order to improve the computation of Electronic Counter Measures ECM War Reserve Materiel WRM requirements. The current system estimates wartime spares requirements using flying hour demand rates and programs. Peacetime flying hour demand rates are transformed into wartime rates using estimated ratios of wartime-to-peacetime ECM usage per flying hour ECM Factors. This methodology assumes that wartime ECM requirements are best predicted using flying hour programs and that wartime ECM demands are a linear multiple of peacetime demands. Using the results of a recent ECM exercise as evidence, Hq SACLGS demonstrated two related shortcomings of he current system. First, hq SACLGS showed that wartime ECM requirements are not necessarily a linear multiple of peacetime demands. To solve this shortcomings, they proposed that future ECM wartime demand rates be developed directly from data collected during annual war exercises.
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