Accession Number : ADA295242

Title :   Analysis of the Army's Decision to Cease Procurement of M1 Tank Engines.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sanford, Weston H., III

PDF Url : ADA295242

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : This thesis examines the issues surrounding the potential closure of the sole tank engine production facility in the United States. The analysis will describe the impact of the production facility's closure on both the United States Army's tank fleet readiness and the industrial base. The analysis is based on the FY95 DoD budget which appropriated funds for a service life extension program for existing AGT 1500 gas turbine engines through 1998. This thesis presents three possible alternatives to preserving the tank engine industrial base. The three alternatives are: (1) terminate production, mothball the production facility and develop an alternate source to provide support of existing engines, (2) terminate production, mothball the production facility, while retaining the original contractor for support of existing engines, and (3) terminate production, downsize the current facility, maintain production capability while retaining the original contractor for support of existing engines. The following factors were utilized to analyze each course of action: (1) workforce issues, (2) costs, (3) mobilization and surge capabilities, (4) spare parts requirements and (5) operational effectiveness considerations.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PROCUREMENT, *TANK ENGINES, REQUIREMENTS, SOURCES, CLOSURES, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, DECISION MAKING, PRODUCTION, IMPACT, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), MOBILIZATION, FACILITIES, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, PROCUREMENT, ENGINES, PERSONNEL, WORK, ARMY, SURGES, DETERMINATION, SPARE PARTS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE