Proceedings of USAF Structural Integrity Program (ASIP, ENSIP) conference Held in Sacramento, California on 2-4 December 1986
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report contains the material submitted by the authors in connection with their presentations at the 1986 USAF Structural Integrity Program ASIP, ENSIP Conference held at Sacramento, California on 2-4 December 1986. Aircraft and engine Structural integrity are certainly important links in maximizing aircraft availability and flight safety. Despite a significant and sustained build-up over the past six years, our forces still face a potential adversary that has been and continues outproducing us by almost any measure of military capability. For example, over the past twelve-year period, while we were building 3,500 new fighterinterceptor aircraft, the Soviets were building 8,400 outproducing us by 2.4 to 1 ratio. Despite the statistics, there are already signs of erosion in the public support for the continuation of our defense build-up. The state of the economy and the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficient Reduction Law Make defense expenditures and inviting target for those who would ignore the threat.
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