Integrating Basing, Support, and Air Vehicle Requirements: An Approach for Increasing the Effectiveness of Future Fighter Weapon Systems
Dec 31, 1984
This report seeks to promote discussion of the way the Air Force develops its weapon systems, manages its support resources, and conducts its wartime logistics operations. It describes the enemy threat facing the Tactical Air Forces in the next several decades, how that threat affects the combat environments within which those forces will have to operate, how those environments should shape force characteristics, and the implications for various resource management functions. The central conclusion is that effecting the necessary improvements in readiness and sustainability will require fundamental changes in the way the Air Force perceives weapon system requirements, develops and procures those systems, manages logistics resources, and organizes and operates combat support systems.