Unmanned aerial vehicles can perform an important medical role delivering critical blood. The authors search for an optimal UAV fleet design by examining payloads and cost models for two missions: logistical resupply and emergency delivery of blood.
Oct 18, 2019
Ensuring that blood remains available and safe for the Joint military community requires sophisticated logistical support and a dependable supply chain. The authors explore approaches to improving the resiliency of the blood supply chain.
Sep 24, 2018
Documents the modeling framework Project AIR FORCE developed to evaluate combat support requirements, basing posture vulnerabilities, operational resilience, and potential mitigation strategies to support combat operations in a denied environment.
Jul 7, 2015
Intratheater airlift delivers critical and time-sensitive supplies to deployed forces, but is it cost effective to use commercial, rather than organic Air Force, aircraft to supply this airlift?
Apr 8, 2013
Analysis of the Air Force Logistics Enterprise: Evaluation of Global Repair Network Options for Supporting the C-130
Reallocating C-130 maintenance workloads between mission-generation units and centralized repair facilities offers efficiency and effectiveness benefits to the Air Force, and integrated maintenance concepts may offer additional benefits.
Sep 29, 2011
The Air Force needs to develop a second occupational competency, or a paired skill, in many of its future colonels and generals so they can fill leadership jobs that require competency beyond their primary occupational backgrounds.
Oct 7, 2010
Analysis of the Air Force Logistics Enterprise: Evaluation of Global Repair Network Options for Supporting the F-16 and KC-135
Develops an approach for rebalancing aircraft maintenance capabilities between mission generation units and a network of centralized repair facilities, illustrated by an application to the F-16 and KC-135 weapon systems.
Oct 30, 2009
Describes a model that calculates the sorties that must be flown to provide crew members with the operational training they need
This research brief summarizes the findings in Models of Operational Training in Fighter Squadrons (MR-1701-AF).
Absorbing Air Force Fighter Pilots: Parameters, Problems, and Policy Options