Economic Analysis for an F-22 Organic vs. Contractor Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Ownership Decision
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether Contractor Logistics Support CLS is a viable alternative to Combat Logistics Support Squadrons CLSSs for providing F-22 Aircraft Battle Damage Repair ABDR. Legalities, practicalities, and cost-effectiveness were key ownership concerns. United States Code, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Defense DoD, and United States Air Force USAF requirements were reviewed to address legal and policy issues and whether F-22 ABDR is military essential. The Armys Logistics Civil Augmentation Program LOCCAP award fee history was used to assess the potential performance of F-22 ABDR CLS personnel. F-117 ABDR team requirements and costs were used to estimate F-22 CLSS costs. Results show DoD must decide if F-22 ABDR is a core logistics function and the USAF must determine F-22 ABDR requirements before outsourcing legality is clear. However, DoD civilian reliance continues today, and LOGCAP experiences attest that contractors consistently meet or exceed all clearly stated requirements. Analysis found that CLSS will provide higher combat readiness although, CLS may provide slightly less combat readiness, but for potentially less cost. A dual approach, using a mixture of CLSS and CLS, could provide the most effective capability in terms of both combat readiness and cost.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies