Accession Number : AD1030221


Title :   Shaping Air Mobility Forces for Future Relevance


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Owen,Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030221.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : This report asks whether the national air mobility system (NAMS) of the United States will or will not be able to accomplish its full spread of mission responsibilities in an uncertain future fraught with emerging challenges and threats. More specifically, this report will examine operational, institutional, doctrinal, and technological trends shaping a useful answer to that question. That answer will recognize the unequalled readiness of the NAMS for future wars and conflicts while also identifying some of its more troubling shortfalls in specific task areas.


Descriptors :   MILITARY AVIATION , military force levels , military aircraft , aircraft equipment , transport aircraft , air force , MILITARY RESERVES , NATIONAL GUARD , short takeoff aircraft , tilt rotor aircraft , rotary wing aircraft , cargo aircraft , tanker aircraft


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE