0 billion, but is expected to have halved by FY18 (in then-year
dollars), spending on military helicopters falling faster than the US defence budget.
The introduction of a second production source was estimated to save some $630 million (in then-year
dollars), while improving the missile's reliability from approximately 80 to 97 percent, and also significantly enhanced the overall system performance.
First, by having to report cost variances in base-year and then-year
dollars, the DoD is thrust into the political game of predicting the economic future.
Cost or incentive contracts, subcontracts, intra-government work agreements, and other agreements valued at or greater than $20 million in then-year dollars shall implement the American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748, Earned Value Management Systems (ANSI/EIA-748).
A Contract Performance Report (CPR) (Data Item Description (DID) number DI-MGMT-81466) (previously called the Cost Performance Report) and an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) (DID number DI-MGMT-86150) shall be required whenever EVM (compliance with ANSI/EIA-748) is required, that is, for cost or incentive contracts, subcontracts, intra-government work agreements, and other agreements valued at or greater than $20 million in then-year dollars.
6 billion and an acquisition unit cost (including 14 development aircraft) of $ 131 million in then-year
Anticipated Total Procurement Cost From FY2001 to completion, the price of the various new US systems: (in descending order of magnitude and in terms of then-year
[million] dollars) Bat/Army Tactical Missile System: Army $ 4171 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System: Army $ 3369 Javelin: Army/USMC $ 3012 Longbow Hellfire: Army $ 2107 Wide Area Munition: Army $ 1733 Tank Round M829A2/E3: Army $ 1613 Joint Stand-Off Weapon (BLU-108): USAF/USN $ 1571 Sensor-Fuzed Weapon: USAF $ 709 Predator: USMC $ 592 Sense and Destroy Armor: Army $ 295 25 mm Gun Round, Army M919: Army $ 242 Remote Area Denial Munition: Army $ 151 Multipurpose Individual Munition: Army $ 141 (Source: GAO-01-607)