Accession Number : ADA141564

Title :   The Enforcer Aircraft Program: A Lower-Cost Alternative Weapon System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Holt,R P ; Dolan,R D

PDF Url : ADA141564

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This research concerns a close air support weapon system known as the Enforcer aircraft. This system was first introduced to the military services from outside the formal competitive channels addressed in the procurement regulations. Although there is no specific operational requirement for an Enforcer type aircraft, it remains under consideration as a lower-cost alternative close support system in the so-called high/low mix acquisition strategy. The research analyzes the progress, to date, of the Enforcer as a system moving through the stages of the defense systems acquisition process. Emphasis is placed on the differing roles of the Enforcer's participants in that process. There is a detailed critical examination of an Air Force Enforcer cost effectiveness analysis and of the models used in that analysis. Conclusions and recommendations arising from the study are included, especially as they related to the expected defense acquisition environment in the latter half of the eighties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *DECISION MAKING, ACQUISITION, STRATEGY, DEFENSE PLANNING, COMPARISON, COST ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, REQUIREMENTS, OPERATION, AIR DEFENSE, CLOSE SUPPORT, AIRCRAFT MODELS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), WEAPON SYSTEMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE