Accession Number:

ADA556717

Title:

A Business Case Analysis for Upgrading the Current Aerial Reconnaissance Low Fleet to the Q400 Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This report identifies the potential benefits and costs of upgrading the current fleet of DHC-7 aircraft to the Q400. We accomplish this through conducting an analysis of the Armys current operational mission sets, the projected life cycle costs of each aircraft, and the alternative courses of action. In addition, we utilize value engineering and feedback analysis tools to support the recommendations and findings. Once complete, the final product from this research could become part of a future aerial requirements packet for the Aerial Common Sensors ACS program. The Aerial Reconnaissance and Exploitation Sensors ARES program office, located at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD will receive the results of the research identifying the financial and performance benefits of purchasing the Q400.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE