Accession Number : ADA304624

Title :   Strategic Airlift. Improvements in C-5 Mission Capability Can Help Meet Airlift Requirements.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA304624

Report Date : 20 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Under the new national military strategy, the Department of Defense (DOD) must be capable of rapidly deploying armed forces to respond to contingency and humanitarian operations around the world. Military strategic airlift aircraft provide the capability to fly the critical, early arriving troops and cargo for overseas deployments. Since DOD is increasingly relying on the C-5 aircraft as its primary airlifter, we assessed the reliability and mission capability of the aircraft and DOD's current plan for modifying the C-5.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *TANKER AIRCRAFT, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AGING(MATERIALS), OPERATIONAL READINESS, MILITARY STANDARDS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, SHORTAGES, AIR FORCE PLANNING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, SPARE PARTS, CARGO HANDLING, OVERSEAS, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Aircraft
      Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE