Accession Number : ADA319525

Title :   An Analysis of Foreign Military Sales Follow-On Logistics Support and Industry's Future Role.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wilken, Curtis L.

PDF Url : ADA319525

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This research describes how Foreign Military Sales follow-on support will be provided for in the future based on changes currently taking place in the Department of Defense, Air Force, and industry today. Information on the current system was gathered through a thorough review of the literature. Interviews were used extensively To determine the future plans of industry. In the Department of Defense, outsourcing and privatization, most notably depot privatization will affect the way that follow-on support is provided in the future. Due in large part to shrinking arms sales, private industry is increasing the emphasis placed on providing follow-on support through commercial contracts as a means of generating income and keeping production lines viable. Third- party companies have emerged as an important entity in the follow-on support field, providing specialized support to the Air Force, private industry, and foreign customers. The Air Force and private industry each have their own advantages and disadvantages in providing follow-on support. The findings conclude that follow-on support will be increasingly provided through Air Force outsourcing and privatized programs, and that private industry is seeking to increase its participation in the follow-on support arena.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, WEAPONS, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MARKETING, CONTRACTS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, THESES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, INCOME.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE