Analysis of the JSF Engine Competition

July, 2012
IDA document: D-4661
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
James P. Woolsey, Harold S. Balaban, Kristen M. Guerrera, Bruce R. Harmon See more authors
Typically dual-source competition involves more than one producer building the same build-to-print (BTP) hardware design. A more analytically challenging case occurs when two contractors develop and produce two different designs to meet the same functional requirements. Such a case was examined by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in a forward-looking cost and economic analysis of the JSF alternative engine program.