Cost of Unsuitability: Assessment of Trade-offs Between the Cost of Operational Unsuitability and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Costs

March, 2008
IDA document: P-4330
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
Tzee-Nan K. Lo, Harold S. Balaban, Waynard C. Devers, Christopher S. Wait, Kristen M. Guerrera See more authors
More than one-fourth of all major weapon systems that underwent Operational Test and Evaluation from 1984 to 2006 were evaluated as unsuitable. A frequent and significant contributing factor in these unsuitable evaluations was substandard reliability.