Cost as a Military Requirement

Report Number: UMD-AM-12-210

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Costing

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Jacques S. Gansler, William Lucyshyn

Title: Cost as a Military Requirement

Published: 2012-01-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

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Keywords: weapons system performance, cost, target costing, defense market


In 1916, Frederick Lanchester theorized that the power of a military force is proportional to the
square of the number of its units. Despite technological advances in military weaponry,