Accession Number : ADA321465

Title :   C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor.

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

PDF Url : ADA321465

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The initial use of the Air Force's newest airlifter, the C-17 Globemaster in a major military operation occurred during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Peacekeeping Force deployment to Bosnia. At the end of fiscal year 1996, the Department of Defense (DOD) had spent about $20.5 billion to develop the C-17 and purchase 28 aircraft. It plans to buy a total of 120 C-17s at an estimated cost of $43 billion. We have previously reported on C-17 development, acquisition plans, and testing results. Because of the significant cost of the C-17 and the continuing congressional interest in the C-17's performance, we determined (1) how the C-17 was used and how well it performed during the deployment and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, FLIGHT TESTING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE