Accession Number : ADA303939

Title :   Industrial Assessment for Helicopters.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA303939

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) uses helicopters' to meet a variety of military missions. The unique demands of these missions -- principally engaging an enemy -- require military helicopters to have capabilities that non-military 'civil' ones do not need. Although most civil helicopters are generally spin-offs of military models, they lack the specialized navigation and electronic equipment, weapon systems, and related systems that provide military capabilities. The ability of the helicopter industry to meet DoD's requirements in the coming years has been a key question. This assessment finds that DoD can be confident that the helicopter industry will be able to meet military requirements for the foreseeable future.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, *HELICOPTERS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIES, COMPETITION, MARKETING, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, ECONOMICS, LOW COSTS, COMBAT SUPPORT, COMPARISON, CONTRACTORS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATION, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, CIVIL AVIATION, DOMESTIC, DESIGN CRITERIA, PRODUCTION RATE, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, DEMAND(ECONOMICS).

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE