In recent years, most Cost Adjustment Sheets (CASs) have increased the Navy's Flying Hour Program (FHP) budget. They also have been far more utilized by the F/A-18 program than by program offices for most other types of naval aircraft. RAND assessed the contribution of CASs to the accuracy of FHP
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces a tightening budget in the coming years. Despite the lean budget years, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are expected to be a priority. Due to their usefulness for intelligence collection in irregular warfare (IW) and counterinsurgency (COIN), UAS were quickly fielded and sent to theater
This report evaluates the economic wisdom of relying primarily on expendable weapons, such as cruise missiles, to conduct air-to-ground strike missions. Focusing solely on cost, the author examined the U.S. historical use of air-to-ground attack during and since the Vietnam War, looking, among other
The current strategic airlift fleet will be reaching the end of its service life in the next few decades, which has raised concerns about the cost and possible budget spike that would result from the need to recapitalize that fleet. This monograph presents the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis to determine
The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) face a common challenge: to modernize their forces to meet changing military threats under reduced budgets. To meet this challenge, both organizations are increasingly interested in leveraging private sector capital and expertise to provide defense activities and support services.
The availability of efficient and cost-effective technologies to repair or extend the life of aging military airframes is becoming a critical requirement in most countries around the world, as new aircraft becoming prohibitively expensive and defence budgets shrink. To a lesser extent a similar situation is arising with civil aircraft, with falling revenues and the high cost of replacement aircraft.
In the military, you cannot fight a battle without ammunition, guns, food and transport.
This is an aspect of logistics. Similarly, you cannot run a project without certain
requirements, e.g. you cannot develop a curriculum without a budget, subject
experts, students to benefit from the curriculum, and so forth.
Project risks are the anticipated and unanticipated obstacles that might arise in the
course of a given project. A risk analysis is conducted in order to isolate the most
likely ones, and involves answering the question: “What could go wrong?” ...