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Title Assessment of beddown alternatives for the F-35 / Ronald G. McGarvey [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 109 pages) : color illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note "RAND Project Air Force."
"This research was conducted within the Resource Management Program of RAND PAF"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109).
Contents Introduction -- Deployment Requirements -- Pilot Absorption -- Logistics Resources -- Infrastructure -- Leadership Development -- Conclusions.
Summary As currently planned, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most costly aircraft acquisition program in Defense Department history. One approach to ensuring program affordability could be to increase the number of Primary Aerospace Vehicles Authorized (PAA) per combat-coded squadron, with a resulting reduction in the number of F-35 combat-coded squadrons. RAND explored the impact of increasing the PAA per squadron, adjusting the mix of PAA across the Active and Reserve Components, and adjusting the percentage of the Active Component PAA assigned to home-station locations in the continental United States. Researchers considered 28 beddown alternatives, with a maximum of 36 PAA per squadron, and determined that all beddowns could satisfy surge deployment requirements and most could also satisfy rotational requirements within specified deploy-to-dwell ratios. Increasing squadron size was determined to significantly reduce (a) the flying costs necessary to achieve pilot absorption requirements, (b) maintenance manpower requirements, and (c) total support equipment procurement costs, while little additional infrastructure capacity would be required under any of the 28 basing alternatives considered. Additional analysis suggested that assignment policy would have more effect on leader development than either squadron size or the active-reserve mix.
Note Print version.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Reorganization.
United States. Air Force -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
F-35 (Military aircraft) -- Costs.
Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures. (OCoLC)fst00814587
Armed Forces -- Reorganization. (OCoLC)fst01351884
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author McGarvey, Ronald G.
Bigelow, J. H.
Briggs, Gary.
Buryk, Peter.
Conley, Raymond E.
Drew, John G., 1956-
Firoz, Perry Shameem.
Kim, Julie.
Menthe, Lance.
Moore, S. Craig, 1946-
Taylor, William W., 1938-
Williams, William A., 1952-
Project Air Force (U.S.). Resource Management Program.
Rand Corporation.
United States. Air Force.
Other Form: Print version: Assessment of beddown alternatives for the F-35. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013 9780833078070 0833078070 (DLC) 2013005932 (OCoLC)827724519
ISBN 9780833083296 (electronic bk.)
0833083295 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/RR-124-AF
Standard No. GBVCP 1008658561

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