Independent Production Cost Estimate: XM1 Tank Main Armament Evaluation
ARMY ARMAMENT MATERIEL READINESS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL COST ANALYSIS DIV
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Parametric estimating of the recurring investment costs for tank main armament systems has recently been improved with new modeling techniques, as well as with an improved data base. This report illustrates the use of such estimating techniques as prepared for the XM1 Tank Main Armament Evaluation TMAE. It also expands parametric estimating techniques to white phosphorous WP, antipersonnel APERS, and target practice discarding sabot TPDS rounds. The options covered in this study are the US option using the 105mm M68 gun, the United Kingdoms 120mm rifled gun, and the Federal Republic of Germanys GE 120mm smoothbore gun. Each gun is furnished an appropriate family of ammunition. The scope of the weapon Independent Unit Production Cost is limited to the recurring unit manufacturing cost of the cannon and breech assemblies including engineering and product assurance support, but excluding first destination transportation. The ammunition cost excludes the cost of Government engineering and quality assurance support, but includes first destination transportation.
- Economics and Cost Analysis