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dc.contributor.advisorFranck, Raymond
dc.contributor.advisorHildebrandt, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorVlcek, Vaclav.
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:07Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10888
dc.description.abstractThis research explores the decision-making problem for the purchase of modem fighter aircraft for the Czech Republic. This represents a specific case of a complex issue of military hardware acquisition. The author starts with a general overview of Czechoslovak and Czech Air Force's (CAF) history and the major stages of its development. This historical overview is followed by a description of the present situation of the CAF with the emphasis on current problems. The CAF operates obsolete second-generation aircraft, rapidly approaching the end of their operational life. A partial solution would be a purchase of 72 L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft to supplement 36 front-line fighters. The aircraft under consideration are F/A-16, F/A-18, Mirage 2000-5, JAS-39, and Eurofighter. The MiG-29 SMT is included for comparison. The main contribution of this study is a prediction of Life Cycle Costs (LCC) for each aircraft together with an estimate of quality or relative effectiveness based on TASCFORM-AIR model. These should be the most important criteria for proper decision-making. The study includes a brief description of the Czech economy, military budget, a summary of world industrial base, and future military aircraft developments. A final recommendation is provided.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modernizationofc1094510888
dc.format.extentvii, 151 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleModernization of the Czech Air Forceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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