Accession Number:

ADA229459

Title:

Staging Options for the Air Force's Electronic Combat Test Capability: a Cost Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This studys purpose was to identify the lowest cost aircraft staging bases for the Air Forces proposed Electronic Combat Test Capability ECTC. The ICTC will be an electronic simulation of a Soviet integrated air defense sector. If constructed, the ECTC would be located at the Utah Test and Training Range. A literature review revealed that there has been a need for a test capability like the ECTC since the Vietnam War era. To find the lowest cost aircraft staging bases, a 25 year life cycle cost analysis CA was performed for the sponsoring agency, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center AFOTEC. The CA evaluated six staging alternatives that were identified by AFOTEC. Two significant portions of the CA were to aircraft mission workload projected for the 25 year life cycle. The CA revealed that the lowest cost staging option was to stage aircraft operations from their home bases instead of constructing a new or modifying an existing base.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE