Accession Number:

ADA275699

Title:

Life Cycle Cost Estimate for the Short Range Antitank Weapon (SRAW)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Life cycle cost estimate for the USMC short range antitank weapon SRAW. Theme The comparison of an independent cost assessment based on parametric analysis to a life cycle cost estimate that employed an analogous estimating methodology. The original estimate was accomplished by the USMC analysis Support Branch, MARCORSYSCOM using a Cost and Work Breakdown Structure format. Many of the estimated costs were based on an analogous antitank missile system in conjunction with the Learning Curve Theory. Upon completion, the estimate was forwarded to the Naval Center for Cost Analysis NCA. At NCA, an independent cost assessment was performed using parametric analysis based upon previous antitank missile programs. Once completed, the two organizations compared estimates and methodologies. Key differences were found in learning curve assumptions and cost savings due to production line automation. The Short Range Antitank Weapon SRAW is a short range, man-portable, fire and forget weapon system capable of defeating present and future, reactive armor equipped main battle tanks. The system is capable of being fired from any terrain, built up areas and enclosed areas. After firing, the expended launcher tube is discarded.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE