The Resource Defense acquisitions : timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

Defense acquisitions : timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

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Defense acquisitions : timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Title
Defense acquisitions
Title remainder
timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Title variation
Timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Defense's (DOD) C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft play key roles in transporting weapons and other cargo. Since September 2001, these aircraft have delivered over 2.4 million tons of cargo to staging and operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet determining the number and mix to meet current and future airlift requirements has become increasingly challenging given distinct differences between the two aircraft. While the C-5 can carry more cargo, the newer C-17 is more flexible since it can deliver to forward-deployed bases and has a higher mission capable rate. GAO was asked to identify the impact C-5 modernization cost increases have had on the mix of aircraft; assess the current C-5 modernization cost estimate; and identify C-17 production plans and issues related to production line shutdown. To conduct its work, GAO reviewed options DOD considered to meet its current and future strategic airlift requirements, and evaluated C-5 modernization and C-17 production line shut down cost estimates. GAO is making recommendations to help DOD identify the appropriate strategic airlift mix and improve cost estimates for the C-5 program and C-17 production shutdown
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Airlift, Military
  • Transport planes
  • Transportation, Military
  • Galaxy (Jet transport)
  • C-17 (Jet transport)
  • Jet transports
Label
Defense acquisitions : timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 25, 2008)
  • "November 2008."
  • "GAO-09-50."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 28 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 11/25/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0950.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Defense acquisitions : timely and accurate estimates of costs and requirements are needed to define optimal future strategic airlift mix : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 25, 2008)
  • "November 2008."
  • "GAO-09-50."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 28 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 11/25/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0950.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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