Comparison of two artillery weapon systems by using life cycle cost technique
Muğan, Can Şimga
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This thesis presents the use of life cycle cost technique. By using this technique, two different artillery weapon systems is compared on cost base. One of the systems is called SP2000 or Modern Sel f - Pr opelled Gun and design, and will be produced in Turkey; and the other system is called M109 Paladin, main artillery system in the U S army. Main purpose of the study is to show the disadvantages of the selection system that depends on the initial cost only. The main cost items occur after some period of the life of the system. Maintenance or the operat ion cost of the systems will be the major cost item in the life of the system. Therefore the life cycle cost technique is one of the tools for estimating the true cost of the system before the costs occur. In this thesis, the defi ni ti on and the history and the i mpr ove me nt of the t echnique are given, and a model is presented for life cycle cost calculation. By using this model the life cycle cost o f two systems are c al cul at ed; and based on this calcul at ion a comparison of the system is done on the cost base.