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The Resource The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77, John Birkler [and others]

The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77, John Birkler [and others]

Label
The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77
Title
The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base
Title remainder
force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77
Statement of responsibility
John Birkler [and others]
Title variation
United States aircraft carrier industrial base
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report documents the methods and findings of RAND research on the adequacy of the defense industrial base to support further construction of aircraft carriers and on the cost, schedule, and technology issues associated with building the next carrier, designated CVN 77. If the current carrier force size of 12 ships is to be maintained and if a decay in the quality of basic capabilities is to be avoided, CVN 77 cannot be started more than a year or so beyond the currently planned date of 2002. The earlier CVN is started, the less it will cost. Increasing the build duration from the planned 6.5 years to 8.5 years will also reduce costs. However, timing should not greatly affect the survival of suppliers of carrier components. The report recommends beginning ship fabrication before 2002 (which could save hundreds of millions of dollars); ordering contractor-furnished equipment in advance of shipyard start (a savings of tens of millions); and investment in R & D directed toward adapting production processes and engineering improvements that could reduce the cost of carrier construction, operation and maintenance, and manning. In fact, the costs involved in building and operating carriers are so huge that the Navy should consider establishing a stable annual R & D funding level for these ships. Appendixes to the report provide supporting data
Dewey number
359.9/4835
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birkler, J. L.
  • United States
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear aircraft carriers
  • Navy-yards and naval stations
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding industry
Label
The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77, John Birkler [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "MR-948-NAVY/OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm48138950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025975
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138950
Label
The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77, John Birkler [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "MR-948-NAVY/OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm48138950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025975
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138950

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