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9781422314555

Defense Acquisitions : Issues Concerning Airlift and Tanker Programs

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  • ISBN-13: 9781422314555
  • ISBN: 1422314553
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  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

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DoD is attempting to modernize its airlift & tanker fleets by investing billions of dollars to modify legacy airlift systems, such as the C-5 & C-130, & procure new aircraft, such as a tanker replacement. A sound bus. case for an acquisition are missing or incomplete such as: firm requirements, mature technologies, a knowledge-based acquisition strategy, a realistic cost estimate, & sufficient funding. Acquisition problems that include failure to limit cost growth, schedule delays, & quantity reductions persist, but fiscal realities will not allow budgets to accommodate these problems any more. Includes: the analyses supporting DoD¿s mobility capabilities & requirements; & actions that are needed to improve the outcomes of weapon system acquisitions. Illus.Solis, William M. is the author of 'Defense Acquisitions : Issues Concerning Airlift and Tanker Programs', published 2007 under ISBN 9781422314555 and ISBN 1422314553.

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