Strategy for Aircraft Maintenance in the Pacific
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Pagination or Media Count:
Introductory remarks describes the Pacific Air Force in terms of its current force posture and its current logistics support structure. It provides a brief historical view of the evolution of the Centralized Intermediate Logistics System concept, from its roots in General Kenneys Far East Air Force of World War II, to the present. Following a brief description of the PACAF Centralized Intermediate Logistics System it analyzes the system in terms of its vulnerability, its responsiveness, and its relative efficiency. Based on an assessment of the Soviet threat, potential interruptions of the repair due to over-tasked airlift, and efficiencies of decentralized operations, it recommends that intermediate repair be returned to the wings. This recommendation is followed by an analysis of the costs associated with closing the PACAF logistics Support Center and reestablishing repair capability in the wings. The conclusions of this study strongly support the need for a Pacific Distribution System, the continued operation of AFLCs Support Center Pacific, and increased use of in theater industrial capability.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies