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Product Description: In April 2009, the Department of Defense decided to terminate production of the F-22A Raptor. In advance of the decision, the Air Force asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to identify the costs and the industrial base implications of various shutdown options...read more

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9780833046499, titled "Ending F-22A Production: Costs and Industrial Base Implications of Alternative Options 2009" | Rand Corp, February 15, 2011, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: In April 2009, the Department of Defense decided to terminate production of the F-22A Raptor.

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Product Description: The Afghan National Army (ANA) is critical to the success of the allied efforts in Afghanistan and the ultimate stability of the national government. This monograph assesses the ANA's progress in the areas of recruitment, training, facilities, and operational capability...read more
By Obaid Younossi (editor)

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9780833046680, titled "The Long March: Building an Afghan National Army" | Rand Corp, July 15, 2009, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: The Afghan National Army (ANA) is critical to the success of the allied efforts in Afghanistan and the ultimate stability of the national government.

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Product Description: This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can...read more

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9780833043122 | Rand Corp, November 15, 2008, cover price $31.50 | About this edition: This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can.

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Product Description: Why have the costs of acquiring space systems been so high? What are the sources of the problem? To answer these questions, RAND undertook an extensive study of two space systems

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9780833044600 | Rand Corp, September 30, 2008, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Why have the costs of acquiring space systems been so high?

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Product Description: This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs. Four major sources of growth are identified: (1) errors in estimation and scheduling, (2) decisions by the government, (3) financial matters, and (4) miscellaneous...read more

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9780833042897 | Rand Corp, September 15, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs.

Miscellaneous:

9780833045249 | Rand Corp, April 29, 2008, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: In recent decades, there have been numerous attempts to rein in the cost growth of U.S. Department of Defense acquisition programs. Drawing on prior Rand research, new analyses of completed and ongoing weapon system programs, and data drawn from Selected Acquisition Reports, this study finds that development cost growth over the past three decades has remained high and without any significant improvement...read more

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9780833041357 | Rand Corp, October 1, 2007, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, there have been numerous attempts to rein in the cost growth of U.

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Product Description: This monograph presents findings of a Rand Project Air Force research project documenting lessons learned by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and other Department of Defense (DoD) cost analysis and acquisition community members from the implementation of evolutionary acquisition (EA)strategies for major Air Force defense space acquisition programs...read more

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9780833038821 | Rand Corp, April 1, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: This monograph presents findings of a Rand Project Air Force research project documenting lessons learned by the U.

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Product Description: Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.S. Navy combatants have outpaced the rate of inflation. To understand why, the authors of this book examined two principal source categories of ship cost escalation (economy-driven factors and customer-driven factors) and interviewed various shipbuilders...read more

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9780833039217 | Rand Corp, May 30, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.

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Product Description: Cost analysts must predict-sometimes very far-into the future how much money the military will spend on weapon systems. But these analysts do not have perfect knowledge about tomorrow's technology, economic conditions, or any other future event...read more

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9780833038630 | Rand Corp, May 30, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Cost analysts must predict-sometimes very far-into the future how much money the military will spend on weapon systems.

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Product Description: Our analysis shows that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military departments have generally underestimated the cost of buying new weapon systems and that this growth is higher than previously thought. It indicates a systematic bias toward underestimating costs and substantial uncertainty in estimating the final cost of a weapon system...read more

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9780833039255 | Rand Corp, April 14, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Our analysis shows that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military departments have generally underestimated the cost of buying new weapon systems and that this growth is higher than previously thought.

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Product Description: Examines methods that cost analysts can use to estimate the systems engineering and program management cost element int he development and production of aircraft and weapons programs.

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9780833038722 | Rand Corp, October 20, 2005, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Examines methods that cost analysts can use to estimate the systems engineering and program management cost element int he development and production of aircraft and weapons programs.

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Product Description: How can the Air Force and the other services profit from the experience of these two programs? Although the F/A-18E/F is an upgrade of an existing airframe and the F/A-22 is a new platform, the authors believe their divergent histories have lessons to teach acquisition decisionmakers...read more

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9780833037497 | Rand Corp, August 30, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: How can the Air Force and the other services profit from the experience of these two programs?

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Product Description: The authors examine the effects on cost of various trends in test and evalution for certian military systems.

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9780833035400 | Rand Corp, June 1, 2004, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The authors examine the effects on cost of various trends in test and evalution for certian military systems.

Miscellaneous:

9780833036018, titled "Competition and Innovation: In the U.s. Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Industry" | Rand Corp, November 17, 2003, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Adds new observations to the cost-estimating database from ealier RAND studies and presents a method for forecasting the development cost, development time, and production cost fo future military engine programs.
By Obaid Younossi (editor)

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9780833032829 | Rand Corp, December 1, 2002, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Adds new observations to the cost-estimating database from ealier RAND studies and presents a method for forecasting the development cost, development time, and production cost fo future military engine programs.

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Product Description: The E-2C Hawkeye is the U.S. Navy1s all-weather airborne early-warningaircraft and an integral component of the Navy1s carrier air wing. Althoughsome of the fleet E-2Cs are currently being replaced with an enhancedversion of the aircraft, many E-2Cs are approaching their service lifelimits and the Navy is concerned about the aging fleet1s ability to satisfyfuture operational performance requirements...read more
By Obaid Younossi (editor)

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9780833031549 | Rand Corp, May 1, 2002, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: The E-2C Hawkeye is the U.

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Product Description: Analyzes the effects of materials and manufacturing techniques on airframe costs and explores the implications of these effects on acquisition policy. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780833030368 | Rand Corp, August 1, 2001, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the effects of materials and manufacturing techniques on airframe costs and explores the implications of these effects on acquisition policy.

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