The F-16 Multinational Staged Improvement Program: A Case Study of Risk Assessment and Risk Management
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The F-16 Multinational Staged Improvement Program MSIP is the development program that the F-16 program has used to move beyond the F-16AB. Its primary product has been the F-16CD, an aircraft whose design evolves over time as new technological capabilities become available or attractive to incorporate in its design. MSIP is the program that F-16CD developers have used to introduce these capabilities over time. The prime contractor for the F-16, General Dynamics, and the F-16 System Program Office SPO formally initiated the program in 1980. This study examines MSIP, giving special attention to means of assessing and managing the risks associated with system development. It is one of seven case studies conducted by RAND for the Air Force to examine the Air Forces management of risk in development programs during the 1980s.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Administration and Management