Some Methodological Problems of Airframe Cost Estimation


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Some of the more important methodological issues in the field of estimating acquisition costs of military aircraft are illuminated in this comparison of parametric airframe cost studies completed in 1965 by The Rand Corporation, the Planning Research Corporation, and the Center for Naval Analyses. The paper was presented before the DOD Cost Research Symposium, sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis). (See also R-761, RM-4670 (Abr), RM-4851 (Abr).)

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