Accession Number : ADA116934

Title :   Development of Acquisition Strategies for the Common Multi-Mode Radar Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Straub,E ; Bailey,J ; Gilbertson,R ; Schust,A

PDF Url : ADA116934

Report Date : Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This report presents the results of a four-month examination into several acquisition strategies for procuring a Common Multi-Mode Radar (CMMR) for five candidate U.S. Air Force aircraft with the objective of assisting in the development of the program system definition phase. The study analyzes the payback and cost benefits to be derived from the program, considering the effect of factors such as reliability, schedule, and quantities. The report highlights the major issues surrounding the initiation of a common radar program and focuses on the key decisions required before the CMMR development and test phase can begin. The report also discusses radar design and standardization considerations and the present Air Force radar technology and modification programs as they relate to the acquisition strategies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR, *ACQUISITION, *STRATEGY, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODIFICATION, RELIABILITY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, PROCUREMENT, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE