CSBA: FVL programs need new cost projection methods due to open architectures

By Ethan Sterenfeld / October 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM
The Modular Open Systems Architecture the Army is developing alongside its new Future Vertical Lift manned aircraft might require changes to current cost projection methods, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Currently, the acquisition community assumes that 70% of a program’s costs will come during operations and sustainment, including the cost of upgrades after a platform is introduced, according to the report . But while MOSA and other new acquisition approaches, such as...

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