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dc.contributor.advisorWood, Frank R. "Chip"
dc.contributor.authorJurta, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorDye, Adam
dc.contributor.authorHodge, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorMullen, James
dc.contributor.authorSchweikert, Grant
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-27T15:04:14Z
dc.date.available2012-06-27T15:04:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7070
dc.descriptionEMBA Project Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractEXECUTIVE SUMMARY: At the request of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force, the Naval Air Systems Command‘s program office for Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)—also known as PMA-266, began MQ-8B flight operations in Afghanistan. Due to the importance and short notice of this request, the initial manning and support measures for the Fire Scout detachment has relied heavily on contractors. In an effort to refine and redirect the future manning of Fire Scout detachments, PMA-266 asked the Washington DC Naval Postgraduate School Consulting Group to evaluate three different courses of action (COAs) detailing manning options for deployment of the MQ-8B Fire Scout for the next year. The three COAs were: 1) Manning with a military component 2) Manning with NGC contract services 3) Manning through a third party contractor. This report recommends that PMA-266 use the military component COA to the maximum extent possible. In addition to annual cost savings of over $10M, a military component provides greater mission-focus and flexibility inherent in a military chain of command as compared to a contract manning structure. The Navy would also benefit by obtaining operational UAS experience as it looks to develop an unmanned aviation community. The experience gained could be used to develop Navy instructors for operator and maintenance training instead of continuing to rely on contract support for these requirements.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFor Capt Patrick Smith Director PMA-266en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/mqbfirescoutuavm109457070
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titleMQ-8B Fire Scout UAV Manning Cost Benefit Analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameExecutive Master of Business Administration en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineExecutive Master of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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