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Do Joint Fighter Programs Save Money?

Do Joint Fighter Programs Save Money?: Technical Appendixes on Methodology

Mark A. Lorell
Michael Kennedy
Robert S. Leonard
Ken Munson
Shmuel Abramzon
David L. An
Robert A. Guffey
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 84
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    Do Joint Fighter Programs Save Money?
    Book Description:

    These appendixes explain the methodology used in an analysis of the costs and savings of joint aircraft acquisition programs. They illustrate calculations for theoretical maximum joint aircraft savings in acquisition and in operations and support, historical joint aircraft cost-growth premiums, savings needed to offset premiums, and two cost-comparison methodologies.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8487-3
    Subjects: Transportation Studies, Technology, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Tables
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Summary
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  7. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  8. Abbreviations
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  9. Appendix A: Calculation of Theoretical Maximum Joint Aircraft Acquisition Program Savings
    (pp. 1-4)
  10. Appendix B: Calculation of the Joint Acquisition Cost-Growth Premium from Historical Aircraft Programs
    (pp. 5-14)
  11. Appendix C: Calculation of Maximum Joint O&S Savings from an “Ideal” Joint Fighter Program
    (pp. 15-20)
  12. Appendix D: Exploring the Magnitude of Joint O&S Savings Needed to Offset Joint Acquisition Cost-Growth Premium
    (pp. 21-30)
  13. Appendix E: Primary Methodology for Comparing JSF Costs with Those of Three Notional Single-Service Fighters
    (pp. 31-44)
  14. Appendix F: Alternative Procurement Methodology and Results for Comparing JSF Costs with Those of Three Notional Single-Service Fighters
    (pp. 45-54)
  15. Bibliography
    (pp. 55-66)