skip to content
The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base : force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: J L BirklerJames R ChiesaMalcolm MackinnonMichael G MattockDenis Rushworth; et al; All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Birkler; James R Chiesa; Malcolm Mackinnon; Michael G Mattock; Denis Rushworth; J Schank; Giles K Smith; F S Timson; Bruce Woodyard; United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.; United States. Navy.; Acquisition and Technology Policy Center.; Rand Corporation.; et al
ISBN: 083302597X 9780833025975
OCLC Number: 855303954
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Santa Monica, CA : RAND. Available via World Wide Web.
Description: xxxi, 170 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 26 cm.
Other Titles: The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base (Online)
Responsibility: John Birkler ... [et al.].

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/855303954>
library:oclcnum"855303954"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
rdf:valueUnknown value: dct
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1035168>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Navy-yards and naval stations--Economic aspects."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1039880>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Nuclear aircraft carriers--Design and construction."@en
schema:bookFormatschema:EBook
schema:contributor
<http://viaf.org/viaf/262565556>
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense."
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:description"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."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/800055694>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The U.S. aircraft carrier industrial base force structure, cost, schedule, and technology issues for CVN 77"@en
schema:numberOfPages"170"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:url<http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR948/>
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.