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  • halloweene
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    Availability, Disponability, Capability : Which Metrics?

    I joust found two interesting articles (in french) about those topics. As they are online, they should be easy to translate, so i post them here.
    It would be interesting to compare and discuss metrics used.

    http://www.european-military-aircraf...te-de-flottes/

    http://www.european-military-aircraf...e-dune-flotte/
  • djcross
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    Hardware is a recurring cost which becomes increasingly burdensome as the number of aircraft manufactured increases. Capability means many types of sensors and complex redundant systems. But software is a non-recurring cost developed once and reused thousands of times.

    The key to a capable system which has high availability yet low unit cost is very simple yet robust vehicle systems and mission systems with complex software which can provide high-level capabilities despite simple mission systems hardware. Such an airplane would likely have a single sensor and operate in a swarm with airplanes which have other types of sensors and/or weapons. All together the swarm has a complete set of mission systems and weapons.

    An issue to operating swarms is the support burden of servicing, re-arming and repairing where the ratio of "attritable/disposable" swarm aircraft to a single highly complex Gen 5 is probably 4 or 5 to 1.

    ETA: WOW! it only took 10 seconds for the reply to post. Yesterday, it took 5 minutes to post. Maybe the bugs to the forum software are being fixed.
    Last edited by djcross; 18th September 2018, 12:19.

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    • halloweene
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      #3
      djcross these papers are PDFS so easy to translate. I did not use auto translator, due copyright and technical lavel of the papers (need to read them completely), but imho they are utterly interesting to be read before starting a discussion about them. Did you try?

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