The Economics of Naval Ship Automation: An Analysis of Proposed Automation of the DE-1052
Proposed automation of the DE-1052 class destroyer escort is analyzed as an investment problem.
Jan 1, 1975
Functioning as both warships and airbases, aircraft carriers are essential components of a nation’s military presence and power, but they are also expensive to acquire, deploy, and modernize. To inform decision making about carrier use—in combat as well as noncombat situations—RAND studies carrier availability, maintenance cycles, crew training, and other key factors.