Accession Number : ADA131611

Title :   Forecasting Manpower Requirements for a New Weapon System,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Blanco,Thomas A ; Chernowitz,George

PDF Url : ADA131611

Report Date : Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Shortages in Navy fleet manning have been attributed in part to lack of information concerning manpower requirements during the acquisition of higher technology weapon systems. Manpower shortages in critical skill areas and increased training costs due to shorter lead times have also resulted. To avoid these pitfalls in the future, the Navy has embarked in a program to identify and evaluate the technological and operational factors of a new weapon system during the conceptual and developmental stages to determine their impact on manpower requirements. This paper presents a methodology for forecasting the effects of technology operating tempo, and performance capability on the maintenance-manpower requirements of new aircraft systems. Application of the methodology to the new F-18 fighter aircraft is addressed.

Descriptors :   *Manpower, *Manpower utilization, *Maintenance personnel, *Aircraft maintenance, *Forecasting, *Requirements, Naval training, Skills, Naval personnel, Civilian personnel, Performance(Human), Advanced weapons, Fighter aircraft, Weapon systems, Naval planning

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE