Accession Number : ADA328680

Title :   Air Force Journal of Logistics. Development and Analysis of a Dual-Role Fighter Deployment Footprint Logistics Planning Model. Volume XXI, Number 1,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AGENCY GUNTER AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Griffis, Stanley E. ; Martin, Joseph D. ; Currie, Karen W.

PDF Url : ADA328680

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Research into the sizing of a deployment package for a new weapon system development (hereafter referred to as the 'footprint') supports our ability to deploy combat forces into the next century. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the next-generation, multi-service, multi-national dual-role fighter acquisition program focusing on the development, testing, and fielding of a replacement aircraft for aging air-to-ground fighters such as the Air Force's F-16 and the Marine Corps' AV-8 Harrier. We developed a deployment footprint model for the JSF and analyzed the effects of Design and Technology Advances (DTAs) on the future footprint of the JSF weapon system. This paper documents the creation of a point estimate linear equation and a spreadsheet model for deployment footprint analysis and provides three example applications of the spreadsheet model for the JSF. The result is a point estimate of the total footprint which can then be used as justification during trade studies. Although the model described here has a direct application in the JSF acquisition process, this research serves as a proof of concept for modeling any future weapon systems deployment footprint. This model also has some utility for the A-1O, F-117, F-15, and F-16 Program Managers and/or Chiefs of Logistics when looking at the deployment footprint of their systems.

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE