OSCAM Ship Training

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OSCAM Air Training

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What Is OSCAM?

The Operating and Support Cost Analysis Model (OSCAM) began as a joint program in 1996 between the US and UK aimed at developing a model that estimated the operating and support costs of Ships and Shipboard Systems and captured the interdependencies that exist between the cost elements across the program. Using System Dynamics, OSCAM represents the business processes that drive costs and their relationships to management policies in order to assess the impact of technical, operational, and programmatic decisions on the cost and availability of these assets. Since the inception of OSCAM, there have been subsequent product developments that not only enhanced the Ship and Shipboard Systems model, but established new product lines encompassing both Land and Air Vehicles. 

OSCAM Navy Updates

Change of E-mail address for OSCAM unlock codes

US Navy OSCAM support is now provided by Decision Analysis Services Ltd. Please contact for OSCAM unlock codes and technical support.

NCCA OSCAM and OSCAM Downloads

A mirror of this website is now being hosted by the Naval Center for Cost Analysis. One difference is that all OSCAM model and dataset downloads are only available via the NCCA OSCAM website and you must have a US government CAC card to do this. Instructions for registered OSCAM users without CAC cards are included on the NCCA OSCAM downloads pages.

March 2021

OSCAM Air 5.0 R2 is available for download. This adds further features to OSCAM Air 5.0 but does not change the input database structure so you can continue to load and save using the same databases. Key features include the ability to load input data directly from Excel for individual input sectors or a full data record. The Uncertainty Tool provides additional output views, including Then Year Dollars and time-series outputs at specified percentiles. Inputs now allow a flexible number of decimal points rather than using a fixed number and input boxes automatically go into overtype rather than insert (click again for insert). There are search options for finding inputs in the spreadsheet view, and output rows in the results table.

July 2020

OSCAM Ship 9.0 is available for download. This contains a huge number of enhancements including the ability to represent input sectors in a spreadsheet format with the ability to paste large amounts of input data from Excel. This is coupled with the ability to create a fully formatted Excel workbook from OSCAM that can contain the input data from the current data record or leaves the input value cells blank as a template. Other enhancements include expanded number of scheduled depot maintenance types, additional methods for specifying the Operational Profile, flexible number of decimal places for inputs, Throughput details in the results table, and enhanced options for copying results to the clipboard. There are also search options for finding inputs in the spreadsheet view, and output rows in the results table. OSCAM Ship 9.0 can load data records from versions of OSCAM Ship 8.0 onwards.