Accession Number : ADA296164

Title :   Executive Summary. Bomber Industrial Capabilities Study.

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA296164

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Study requirements: in response to the requirements of the FY95 Authorization and Appropriations Acts, TASC, a leader in industrial analysis for military systems, performed a study of industry's current and future capability to design, develop, and produce bomber aircraft. The study is the result of concern on the part of both the Congress and the Department of Defense that the coming end of B-2 production could jeopardize the nation's ability to produce bombers in the future. TASC's approach to this requirement involved three tasks. The first was to identify the core industrial capabilities associated with heavy bombers and determine whether these capabilities are dependent on continued B-2 production. This task also assessed the likelihood that essential bomber industrial capabilities would be retained through other military and commercial aircraft programs. The two remaining tasks examined the aircraft industry's ability to restart the B-2 or initiate a new bomber program if required in the future. The key to our findings in each of these areas is the word 'capabilities', which we define to include the skills, processes, facilities, technologies, and other resources that enable industry to meet the particular requirements of different aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *BOMBER AIRCRAFT, REQUIREMENTS, CONGRESS, INDUSTRIES, AIRCRAFT, RESTARTING.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE