Cost and Schedule Implications of Multinational Coproduction 851150

Assesses cost and schedule implications of acquiring weapon systems using multinational coproduction by examining experiences accumulated in a large and diverse set of aerospace development and production programs. Describes and, where possible, quantifies marked U.S. and European differences in such areas as production scale, workforce policies, schedule philosophy, and manufacturing approaches, and discusses the implications of these differences for the the success of collaborative programs. Examines in detail the effects of coproduction on the cost and schedule of the F- 16 fighter aircraft program.


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