Accession Number : ADA550359


Title :   National Aerospace Leadership Initiative - Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 2006-31 Dec 2009


Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY HARTFORD CT


Personal Author(s) : Maloney, Thomas M ; Dalton, Jeffrey ; Churchill, Philip


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550359.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 130


Abstract : The National Aerospace Leadership Initiative (NALI) was created to respond to the critical needs of the United States aerospace small-to-medium size manufacturers (SMM) and the manufacturing supply chain. Its initial focus has centered on needs of the United States Air Force (USAF) advanced propulsion and power systems and it has expanded to other critical components of our nation's weapons systems. The NALI goal is to assure the effectiveness of an innovative and highly-competitive domestic aerospace manufacturing supplier base to meet the current and future requirements of the Department of Defense and the U.S. national economy. This initiative supports maintaining U.S. leadership in aerospace applied research and development, fortifies the U.S.-based manufacturing supply chain, and helps to reinforce the U.S. aerospace original equipment manufacturers technology and production market share as well as the underlying supply base. The three major objectives are to: (1) Strengthen the U.S. aerospace manufacturing supply chain; (2) Accelerate technology transition from research to application - advanced laser processes, machining, and modeling and simulation; and (3) Assure an educated, capable aerospace manufacturing workforce.


Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , *MANUFACTURING , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , EDUCATION , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE