Some Acquisition Issues for Tactical Capabilities.
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A quantitative technique to assess technological advance is presented using aircraft turbine engines to illustrate. Application of the technique to risk assessment and net technological assessment are surveyed. A comparison of product-improvement technology with new technology is demonstrated. Such a comparison is valid only when viewed as an average of U.S. experience and can be applied to individual engines only with the greatest care. (Unclassified version of an article prepared for the [Journal of] [Defense Research].) 18 pp. Ref.
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