For more than 60 years, RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) has offered an integrated program of objective, independent analysis on issues of enduring concern to Air Force leaders. Current research focuses on strategy and doctrine; force modernization and employment; manpower, personnel, and training; and resource management. This report offers highlights from PAF's 2009 efforts, which addressed such key issues as international security cooperation; assessing national security risk; cross-cultural skill development; life extension for aircraft that are already old; whether adding winglets can save both fuel and operating costs; and centralizing repair networks for F-16s and KC-135s.
RAND Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2009. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2009. https://www.rand.org/pubs/annual_reports/AR7145.html. Also available in print form.
RAND Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2009, RAND Corporation, AR-7145-AF, 2009. As of December 7, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/annual_reports/AR7145.html