Accession Number : ADA114179

Title :   An Approach to the Application of Life Cycle Cost Concept in Weapon Systems Acquisition for the Venezuelan Navy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Gil Rojas,Jose G

PDF Url : ADA114179

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This thesis presents a review of the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) concept as it is applied in weapon systems acquisition. A methodology is developed for preparing estimates of the Support Investment (SI) and Operating and Support (O&S) costs of ship's acquisition programs. The use of cost models in LCC procurement is analyzed. Also, a methodology for implementation of Life Cycle Cost procurement within the Venezuelan Navy is presented. The study constitutes an attempt to introduce the Life Cycle Cost concept within the Venezuelan Navy, therefore the author has avoided indulgence into detailed subsystems, and has concentrated on the working and interrelationships within an entire system.

Descriptors :   *Naval procurement, *Life cycle costs, *Ships, *Weapon systems, Logistics support, Military forces(Foreign), Venezuela, Cost estimates, Cost analysis, Cost effectiveness, Naval operations, Planning programming budgeting, Cost models, Decision making, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE