Accession Number : ADA319863

Title :   White Papers - 2025. Volume 2. Reach and Presence.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR AEROSPACE DOCTRINE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

PDF Url : ADA319863

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : Accessibility replaces anxiety in 2025 logistics. Confident that logistics systems will generate what they need when they need it, commanders of aerospace forces in the year 2025 contemplate strategy and devote their energy to the battle. The overall goal of this logistics thinking team was to ensure that commanders of 2025 retain visibility and control of the resources required to support national security objectives of the United States. This paper proposes a system of systems' to provide a commander total asset visibility and seamless integration from cradle to grave for all major systems and their components. Advanced logic built into these systems streamlines the four core logistics processes discussed. Acquisition: Acquisition reform and protected access to automated systems allows machines to procure consumable and durable goods. Human intervention by empowered employees is required only when defined parameters are exceeded. Critical concepts and subsystems of this system are communications, artificial intelligence, miniaturization, and virtual reality. Matenet Management Increased reliability and maintainability, purchases directly from the manufacturer, and on-the-spot manufacturing reduces materiel management requirements. Advanced miniaturization, communication systems, and computer aided design and manufacturing, plus recycling concepts deliver requirements when needed. Transportation: Airlift is the major constraint in meeting current deployment objectives. A reduced footprint eases the airlift requirement. Efficient engines requiring less fuel and miniaturization yield increased lift capacity. Undersea and spaceborne prepositioning and linked communication systems facilitate expeditious transfer of goods. Maintenance: An aging fleet challenges 2025 maintenance personnel.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, REQUIREMENTS, DEPLOYMENT, UNITED STATES, RECYCLED MATERIALS, NATIONAL SECURITY, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, AGING(MATERIALS), COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, FUELS, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, VISIBILITY, ACCESS, FLEETS(SHIPS), RESOURCES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BATTLES, LINKAGES, INTERVENTION, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, MINIATURIZATION, ANXIETY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE