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RAND analyses help policymakers understand how to structure responsive logistics systems and develop policies and strategies to create an effective and efficient defense infrastructure.


Research on logistics and defense infrastructure issues is conducted within each of RAND's national security research divisions and collaboratively across the RAND research community.

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  • RAF A400M Atlas transport aircraft carrying out a series of spectacular test landings and take offs on a beach, UK MOD photo by Andrew Linnett/Open Government Licence

    Strategic Airlift in Africa

    Aug 20, 2021

    A narrated presentation describes the Strategic Airlift in Africa project undertaken for the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE), including the study objectives, complexity of lift challenges, impact of poor coordination, opportunities for improving coordination, and areas for further investigation.

  • F-15 Strike Eagle taking off, photo by guvendemir/Getty Images

    Acquiring a Mosaic Force: Issues, Options, and Trade-Offs

    Aug 9, 2021

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has a vision for Mosaic Warfare. What are some opportunities and challenges associated with developing and fielding a Mosaic force under existing or alternative governance model?

  • A facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael, October 10, 2018, photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy/U.S. Air Force

    How Can the Department of the Air Force Prepare for Natural Hazards?

    Aug 9, 2021

    Some Air Force facilities are exposed to flooding, high winds, wildfires, or even multiple hazards. Future costs of damages are uncertain, and climate change could affect the frequency and scale of these hazards. The process for making investment decisions regarding resilience should be flexible.

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