Soviet Aircraft Engine Acquisition
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This examined at the unclassified level the Soviet aircraft engine development and acquisition process, as well as the roles of the organizations involved. It also examined how well the Soviet system appeared to be capable of fulfilling Soviet national objectives. The U.S. Air Force engine acquisition system was used as a basis for comparison. The highly centralized Soviet weapon system acquisition process is currently controlled by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The development and acquisition of aircraft engines takes place entirely within the Soviet government no private engine industry exists. Research, designdevelopment, and production of Soviet aircraft engines are performed by separate organization within the Ministry of Aviation Industry. The successful developments of large turbofans for transports and smaller turbofans for fighters indicate a significant capacity to produce advanced systems representing an increased military threat to United States forces in potential future conflict. The current industry restructing efforts are moving the Soviet system closer to that employed by the U.S. Air Force.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines