In this paper the naval combatant procurement and acquisitions process is reviewed and methods in use are evaluated. The cost effectiveness of the process as now practised in the US is questioned in terms of the time spent and the resulting built-in obsolescence, effects on systems availability and, finally, on total life cycle costs. An approach toward the measurement of naval cost effectiveness is suggested and methods for the reduction of procurement costs are outlined. Use of systems analysis in design of naval ships, their manning and continuous technological updating is described, and the relative advantage of multi-versus single- purpose naval ships is evaluated. The paper advocates a new and different approach to total naval system life cycle procurement effectiveness.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • INEC 94, Conference on Cost Effective Maritime Defence; 31 Aug - 2 Sept; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Inst Marine Engrs, London, UK, ISBN 0-907206-59-X. Ppr 1, p 7 [9 p, 17 ref, 1 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM