Accession Number : ADA253963


Title :   Maintaining Future Military Aircraft Design Capability


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Drezner, Jeffrey A ; Smith, Giles K ; Horgan, Lucille E ; Rogers, Curt ; Schmidt, Rachel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253963.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : This research addresses one element of this broad issue: the continuing ability to design and develop manned aircraft systems. Many studies and review committees have examined the industrial base, focusing primarily on the ability to produce items under various conditions. Other studies have examined the organization and funding of the underlying technology base. But having the basic technology and a production base does not ensure the ability to design and develop a new system in an effective manner. Although other studies have examined weapon system development in terms of acquisition strategies, we were surprised to find that little attention has been devoted to the design and development process with respect to industry posture and capability. It is this design capability, as affected by diminishing budgets and new project starts, that is the focus of this research.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY , *MILITARY AIRCRAFT , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , AIR FORCE BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE