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Title Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle / Roland J. Yardley [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 70 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Prepared for the United States Navy."
"MG-706-NAVY"--Page 4 of cover.
Research conducted within the Rand National Defense Research Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70).
Contents Introduction -- Past, current, and potential carrier cycles -- The impact of different cycles on operational availability -- The impact of different cycles on the maintenance industrial base -- Findings and recommendations -- Appendix: Workload graphs for the Norfolk and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards.
Summary The U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers allow the nation to deter adversaries, bring airpower to bear against opponents, engage friends and allies, and provide humanitarian assistance. However, these powerful and versatile systems need continuous and regularly scheduled maintenance, and their crews require a great deal of training to attain and sustain readiness levels. The length of the carrier's training, readiness, deployment, and maintenance cycle, the type of maintenance needed, and the timing of events within the cycle affect the carrier's availability to meet operational needs. Over the past two decades, the proportion of time in a cycle that a carrier spends deployed has decreased, making it difficult for Navy planners to meet the forward-presence requirements of theater commanders. In future years, as the number of carriers in the fleet fluctuates, this challenge will be compounded. In this study, RAND examines the technical feasibility of different cycle lengths and their effect on the forward presence of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. The authors assess several one- and two-deployment cycles, assuming a deployment length of six months and a time-between-deployments length equal to twice the duration of the previous deployment. The study also presents an analysis of the impact of different cycles on managing shipyard workloads. Among many findings, RAND concludes that shorter cycles can increase the forward presence of the carrier fleet and help level shipyard workloads. However, these shorter cycles will decrease fleet surge readiness. Longer, two-deployment cycles can increase forward presence, but may result in shipyard workload complications and deferred-work backlogs.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Navy -- Operational readiness.
United States. Navy. (OCoLC)fst00533204
Aircraft carriers -- United States -- Maintenance and repair.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- General.
TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Armed Forces -- Operational readiness. (OCoLC)fst01351844
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Yardley, Roland J.
United States. Navy.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008 9780833044075 (DLC) 2008008899 (OCoLC)213080304
ISBN 9780833045959 (electronic bk.)
0833045954 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051329107
DEBBG BV043122406
DEBSZ 422116904
GBVCP 100865129X
GBVCP 802614906
NZ1 13103822

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