RAND Research Brief: Supporting LANTIRN in the Expeditionary Aerospace Force
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The Expeditionary Aerospace Force EAF concept is designed to address several changes in Air Force operational needs. In addition to providing the Air Force with greater flexibility for operations, the EAF concept seeks to reduce personnel turbulence while controlling peace- time costs. RANDs EAF combat support research evaluates how alternative support structures, technologies, and methods affect EAF capabilities. Nearly all the issues that have led the Air Force to adopt the EAF concept are present in intermediate maintenance operations for Low Altitude Navigation Targeting Infrared for Night LANTIRN pods. LANTIRN support easily lends itself to new structures such as consolidation that may improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the EAF support system Such new repair structures may help the Air Force cut turbulence and provide more stable deployments for LANTIRN support personnel. Research on LANTIRN support issues can also offer insights on dealing with issues relating to aging equipment and technology obsolescence.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics