Accession Number:

ADA229696

Title:

Logistics Support for U.S. Perimeter and Portal Monitoring Sites in the Soviet Union

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

This research investigated logistics support for U.S. in-site inspection facilities in the USSR under the INF and START treaties. Specifically, the thesis examined logistics lessons learned from the operation of the U.S. Votkinsk Portal Monitoring Facility. A related area of interest was whether those lessons learned are useful for logistics planning for monitoring facilities under the START Treaty. Finally, the research described the distribution network used to move and store material for the Votkinsk facility, and whether that system could be used for a network of START facilities. Based on a literature review and personal interviews, lessons learned were outlined under wight different logistical areas, including maintenance planning manpower and personnel supply support technical data facilities packaging, handling, storage and transportation design interface and planning. There was a near- consensus by experts interviewed that lessons learned from Votkinsk are valuable for planning logistics support of START facilities. One important conclusion from the lessons learned is that U.S. sites will have to import from the West almost all of what they consume since the Soviet economy cannot reliably provide even the most common comestibles at levels of quality taken for granted in western nations. rj

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE