PROCUREMENT TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE MILITARY SYSTEMS' COSTS

J. S. Gansler

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Abstract: THERE HAS BEEN much talk recently about the desirability of using civil avionics procurement techniques in order to reduce the military systems’ costs. This paper attempts to quantify some of this discussion. Specifically, it addresses itself to three financial problem areas of military avionics procurement: 1. High acquisition costs 2. Significant program cost growths 3. Large total costs-of-ownership. Significant effort has recently been made by the Department of Defense to reduce these overall costs, and this paper suggest further techniques which can be learned from the civil area for still greater cost reductions. Particular emphasis is given to cost/reliability design criteria, and to warranty to cover follow-on costs. Specific examples of potential overall cost savings on airborne avionics equipment are presented for these recommended cost saving techniques.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 19, Number 3
Pages: 251 - 259
Cite this article: Gansler, J. S., "PROCUREMENT TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE MILITARY SYSTEMS' COSTS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1972, pp. 251-259.
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