Operations Research in a New Spanish Air Force Planning System
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The focus of this research effort was to determine a new Spanish Air Force Planning System. Todays highly technological weapon systems are very expensive, and resources are very scarce. So its selection has to be done very carefully. This process can allow high flexibility, be helpful facing the budgetary problems for all the Air Forces, and also can be easily integrated in a joint defense system. The path defined in this thesis is able to be adapted for different situations. It can be useful for other Services or countries, when their own peculiarities have been set up on the defined process. The system could be used in two different ways First, it can be useful defining the capabilities of the Air Force. Secondly it helps to define a Force Structure for the country, once the political commitments have been defined. This thesis can be included in the second case, when it is considered the acquisition of a new weapon system for the replacement of an old one maintaining a similar Force Structure. In this specific case, the system has been applied to determine, among two alternatives, which new weapon system could be more effective for the current Spanish Air Force.
- Operations Research
- Military Forces and Organizations