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Author: Lane Pierrot
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: forces, air, tactical
Number of Pages: 121
Published: 1997-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788142984
ISBN-13: 9780788142987

Many of America's aging tactical fighter & attack aircraft will need to be replaced during the coming decades, & the military services have ambitious plans for developing & producing new-generation aircraft to modernize their fleets. One of the new aircraft -- the Joint Strike Fighter -- may become the single most costly weapon acquisition program in history, but even at the high levels of spending for tactical aircraft that are included in current plans, the services will not be able to prevent significant aging of their fleets. This is an evaluation of the plans for tactical aircraft. It als
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Author: Robert D. Murphy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: aircraft, average, reduce, modernization, tactical, plans
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2001-07-01
ISBN-10: 0756713234
ISBN-13: 9780756713232

As the DoD enters the 21st century, the average ages of its mil. weapon systems & equipment are increasing, primarily because DoD has not routinely replaced equipment purchased during the Cold War era. In Nov. 2000, the DoD was briefed on this analysis of whether DoD's tactical aircraft modernization plans will permit the Navy (incl. the Marine Corps) & AF to reduce the average age of tactical aircraft. During the briefing, the following observations were made concerning: (1) the consistency & reliability of info. used to determine the impact of aging on aircraft, & (2) the extension of the li
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Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: among, efficiencies, unmanned, aircraft, systems, commonality, greater, acquisitions, opportunities, exist, achieve, defense
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437920225
ISBN-13: 9781437920222

From 2008 through 2013, the DoD plans to invest over $16 billion to develop and procure additional unmanned aircraft systems. DoD recognizes that it must achieve greater commonality among the military services' unmanned aircraft programs. This report assessed the progress of selected unmanned aircraft acquisition programs, examined the extent to which the services are collaborating and identifying commonality among those programs, and identified key factors impacting the effectiveness their collaboration. It analyzed cost, schedule, and performance data for eight unmanned aircraft systems -- a
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Authors: Mark V. Arena, Obaid Younossi, Kevin Brancato, Ir
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: aircraft, over, costs, past, military, several, decades, examination, wing, fixed, risen, macroscopic, cost, trends
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0833043129
ISBN-13: 9780833043122

This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can. The authors found that this trend of cost increases is true for all types of aircraft
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: aircraft, requirements, report, requesters, refueling, congressional, aerial, dod, needs, determine, military
Number of Pages: 41
Published:
ISBN-10: 1428937331
ISBN-13: 9781428937338
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Author: Douglas W. Elmendorf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: forces, fighter, modernizing, alternatives
Number of Pages: 73
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437922503
ISBN-13: 9781437922509

The U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps are in the process of replacing the bulk of todayżs fighter aircraft ż most of which were purchased in the 1980s ż with new F/A-18E/F, F-22, and F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft. Although current procurement plans call for the purchase of about 2,500 aircraft over the next 25 years, the services are projecting that those purchases will not keep pace with the need to retire todayżs aircraft as they reach the limit of their service life. This study examines the capabilities and costs of the fighter force under DoD plans and the potential implica
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: aircraft, costs, report, secretary, reduce, defense, units, force, reorganizing, mobility, air, could
Number of Pages: 38
Published:
ISBN-10: 1428975217
ISBN-13: 9781428975217
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