Accession Number : ADA116672

Title :   Multinational Coproduction of Military Aerospace Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Rich,Michael ; Stanley,William ; Birkler,John ; Hesse,Michael

PDF Url : ADA116672

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : Assesses cost and schedule implications of acquiring weapon systems using multinational coproduction by examining experiences accumulated in a large and diverse set of aerospace development and production programs. Describes and, where possible, quantifies marked U.S. and European differences in such areas as production scale, workforce policies, schedule philosophy, and manufacturing methods that are a key to understanding the special consequences of international involvement in U.S. weapons production. Discusses implications of U.S. and European differences for collaberative production programs. Examines in detail the cost and schedule implications of coproduction in the F-16 fighter aircraft program, one of the most ambitious collaborative efforts ever attempted by the U.S. Concludes with findings and policy-related observations, some of which are specific to the F-16 program, and others which address more general issues associated with multinational coproduction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *COOPERATION, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, DEFENSE PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ACQUISITION, SCHEDULING, COST ANALYSIS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, AIR FORCE PLANNING, ATTACK AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, WESTERN EUROPE, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE