Transportation Systems for Military and Civilian Operations in Northern Regions.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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The report examines the performance and cost of various transportation systems in the northern Arctic environment. The scenarios used include both civilian and military transportation problems, and the study explores some of the relationships among these in an Alaskan environment. Systems examined include such conventional systems as railroads, trucks, boats, and tracked vehicles, plus more advanced systems as fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and surface effect vehicles SEVs. In addition to these comparative analyses, certain specific issues are examined in some detail. Included in such issues are the economics of using SEVs as transitional vehicles in undeveloped regions, prior to investment in roads and railroads, the potential utility of a SEV-helicopter team in search and rescue missions, and the relationship between transportation and Alaskan development. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies