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The Resource Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data, Thomas Hamilton

Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data, Thomas Hamilton

Label
Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data
Title
Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hamilton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report evaluates the economic wisdom of relying primarily on expendable weapons, such as cruise missiles, to conduct air-to-ground strike missions. Focusing solely on cost, the author examined the U.S. historical use of air-to-ground attack during and since the Vietnam War, looking, among other things, at the length of each conflict and the weapons expended. Only if the United States is confident that all possible conflicts over the system lifetime can be ended in a total of less than about ten days is exclusive reliance on expendable assets prudent. Expendable weapons do have some important operational advantages, but if the United States wishes to maintain the capability to wage air war efficiently for more than a few days, reusable platforms are an important part of an efficient force mix
Member of
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Hamilton, Thomas
Dewey number
358.4/2820973
Funding information
The research described in this report was sponsored by the United States Air Force under Contract FA7014-06-C-0001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
RAND Corporation technical report series
Series volume
TR1230
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  • Air warfare
  • Air-to-surface missiles
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Precision guided munitions
  • United States
  • Bombardment
Label
Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data, Thomas Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 15)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Expendable Missiles Versus Reusable Platform Costs and Historical Data -- Appendix A: Model Assumptions and Methodology -- Appendix B: Data Sources -- Appendix C: Additional Cost Excursions
Control code
ocn812120062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 15 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083227
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812120062
Label
Expendable missiles vs. reusable platform costs and historical data, Thomas Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 15)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Expendable Missiles Versus Reusable Platform Costs and Historical Data -- Appendix A: Model Assumptions and Methodology -- Appendix B: Data Sources -- Appendix C: Additional Cost Excursions
Control code
ocn812120062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 15 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083227
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812120062

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