Accession Number:

ADP005611

Title:

Cost Analysis of Aircraft Projects,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The paper reviews the effect of advancing technology on the cost of past aircraft and the implications for the future. The validity of historical records for forecasting a future dominated by technological change and the consequences of continued escalation are discussed. It is argued that more priority needs to be given to the reduction of support cost and a way of looking at this as a direct contribution to military capability is suggested. The role of operations research is briefly emphasised and a more deliberately evoutionary approach to the production of aircraft is advocated.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE