Air Force Conceptual Weapon System Optimization Model: Proof of Concept Study.
Final rept. Oct 91-Jul 92,
SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SAN ANTONIO TX
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The Air Force must be able to estimate the manpower, personnel, and training MPI resources required by the new or modified weapon systems proposed during the Concept Exploration phase of the acquisition process. A proof of concept study was conducted to determine whether data can be obtained to support the system of models proposed for making the estimates and whether the estimates will provide a sound basis for comparing the MPT life-cycle costs of the proposed weapon systems. The study concentrated on one Air Force Specialty while comparing two alternative support concepts for the Advanced Tactical Fighter. The study used the Logistics Composite Model to estimate the manning requirements for the two alternatives. The study explored a methodology for gathering and analyzing data on training requirements and costs. The study modified the Army Manpower Cost System to estimate and compare the life-cycle costs of the two alternatives. Several appendices detail the analyses conducted to support the study. The study found that data exist or can be collected to support the system models, although some work remains to firm up the collection methodology. The study also found that the conceptual framework for the proposed system of models provides a sound basis for comparing proposed weapon systems.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics