Expeditionary Airpower

F-15 Support Analysis: Exploring F-15 Avionics Intermediate Maintenance Concepts to Meet AEF Challenges

Published in: Air Force Journal of Logistics, v. XXIII, no. 4, Winter 1999, p. 4-7, 38-39

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1999

by Eric Peltz, Hyman L. Shulman, Robert S. Tripp, Timothy Ramey, Randy King, John G. Drew, Clifford A. Grammich

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The current decentralized-deployment system for F-15 avionics repair, under which each base with F-15 aircraft sends an avionics intermediate maintenance shop with each deploying unit, places a heavy burden on personnel and requires substantial airlift. These burdens also adversely affect Expeditionary Aerospace Force goals of increasing response speed and reducing strain on personnel and the amount of materiel that must deploy with a force. The authors examine options the Air Force might consider for F-15 avionics maintenance to work toward achieving EAF goals, comparing alternatives to each other and the current system.

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