CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF FIXED AND ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT WEAPON SYSTEMS
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
The policies and procedures affecting the utilization of commercial and industrial sources to provide logistics support for military weapon systems were examined. The support plans and the support planning process associated with several fixed and rotary wing aircraft were also examined. The study develops and presents a proposed decision methodology. This methodology provides a technique for identifying and evaluating all reasonable support options associated with a weapon system in order to select that option which will achieve an optimum balance between support effectiveness, operational readiness and support costs. The technique, intended to be applied primarily during the initial support planning process, includes an overall decision network and several analytical models. The technique can also be applied to weapon systems or major equipments other than fixed or rotary wing aircraft.