32 CFR 165.3 - Definitions.

§ 165.3 Definitions.
(a) Cost pool. Represents the total cost to be distributed across the specific number of units. The nonrecurring research, development, test, and evaluation cost pool comprises the costs described in paragraph (f), of this section. The nonrecurring production cost pool comprises costs described in paragraph (e), of this section.
(b) Foreign military sale. A sale by the U.S. Government of defense items or defense services to a foreign government or international organization under authority of the “Arms Export Control Act,” Public Law No. 90-629 (1968) as amended. Except as waived by the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Foreign Military Sales are the only sales subject to nonrecurring cost recoupment charges.
(c) Major defense equipment. Any item of significant military equipment on the United States Munitions List having a nonrecurring research, development, test, and evaluation cost of more than 50 million dollars or a total production cost of more than 200 million dollars. The determination of whether an item meets the major defense equipment dollar threshold for research, development, test, and evaluation shall be based on DoD obligations recorded to the date the equipment is offered for sale. Production costs shall include costs incurred by the Department of Defense. Production costs for the foreign military sales program and known direct commercial sales production are excluded.
(d) Model. A basic alpha-numeric designation in a weapon system series; e.g., a ship hull series, an equipment or system series, an airframe series, or a vehicle series. For example, the F5A and the F5F are different models in the same F-5 system series.
(e) Nonrecurring production costs. Those one-time costs incurred in support of previous production of the model specified and those costs specifically incurred in support of the total projected production run. Those nonrecurring cost include DoD expenditures for preproduction engineering; rate and special tooling; special test equipment; production engineering; product improvement; destructive testing; and pilot model production, testing, and evaluation. That includes costs of any engineering change proposals initiated before the date of calculations of the nonrecurring costs recoupment charge. Nonrecurring production costs do not include DoD expenditures for machine tools, capital equipment, or facilities for which contractor rental payments are made or waived in accordance with the DoD FAR Supplement.
(f) Nonrecurring research, development, test, and evaluation costs. Those costs funded by a research, development, test, and evaluation appropriation to develop or improve the product or technology under consideration either through contract or in-house DoD effort. This includes costs of any engineering change proposal started before the date of calculation of the nonrecurring cost recoupment charges as well as projections of such costs, to the extent additional effort applicable to the sale model or technology is necessary or planned. It does not include costs funded by either procurement or operation and maintenance appropriations.
(g) Pro rata recovery of nonrecurring costs. Equal distribution (proration) of a pool of nonrecurring cost to a specific number of units that benefit from the investment so that a DoD Component shall collect from a customer a fair (pro rata) share of the investment in the product being sold. The production quantity base used to determine the pro rata calculation of major defense equipment includes total production.
(h) Significant change in nonrecurring cost recoupment charge. A significant change occurs as follows:
(1) A new calculation shows a change of 30 percent of the current system nonrecurring cost charge.
(2) The nonrecurring cost unit charge increases or decreases by 50,000 dollars or more; or
(3) Where the potential for a 5 million dollars change in recoupment exists. The total collections may be estimated based on the projected sales quantities. When potential collections increase or decrease by 5 million dollars, a significant change occurs.
(i) “Special” research, development, test, and evaluation and nonrecurring production costs. Costs incurred under a foreign military sale at the request of, or for the benefit of, a foreign customer to develop a special feature or unique or joint requirement. Those costs must be paid by the customer as they are incurred.

Title 32 published on 2014-07-01.

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