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Defense Transportation: Operational Support Airlift Requirements Are Not Sufficiently Justified
[Technical Report, Congressional Report]
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DOD has identified a wartime requirement for 391 aircraft to transport passengers and cargo on short notice when other military and commercial flights are not able to provide transportation in a time-sensitive manner. These aircraft are referred to as operational support airlift aircraft. Although DODs policy specifies that the number of support aircraft are to be based on wartime requirements, DOD uses these aircraft during peacetime for crew training as well as passenger and cargo support. This report responds to your concerns about whether the existing requirement for operational support airlift aircraft is linked to wartime needs. Specifically, we evaluated the process DOD uses to determine its requirements for these aircraft.
[A, Approved For Public Release]