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Estimating the Cost of a Depot Level Mobile Maintenance Capability

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Today, the US Army is exploring options for an aviation sustainment level maintenance capability that can effectively cover initial drop in readiness. The Mobile Maintenance Capability concept provides key capabilities to sustain expeditionary Army aviation forces during operations in austere or immature theaters.

In order to support early program documentation and budgetary submission requirements, an initial life cycle cost estimate of a mobile maintenance capability was performed. Since, numerous alternatives have been proposed. This paper describes the assumptions, methodology, and results of the life cycle cost estimate for one of those options. The estimate was prepared using current Army guidance for an ACAT III program.


Angela Lemke
Angela Lemke is a second year Operations Research Analyst intern with the U.S. Army. A graduate of Athens State University, Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education. Ms. Lemke is pursuing an advanced degree in Project Management and Operations Research. She has previously held positions as a Computer Aided Design Analyst and Secondary Education Mathematics Teacher.
Angela is a member of the Greater Alabama Chapter of SCEA. She presented “The Traveling NET Trainer: Methods for Optimizing New Equipment Training Costs” at the SCEA – ISPA Joint Annual Conference and Training Workshop in June, 2008.