Accession Number : ADA323675

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Honorable Paul G. Kaminski, Before the Subcommittee on Seapower of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on C-17 Multi-Year Procurement Request.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA323675

Report Date : 28 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Mr. Chairman, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss our proposed multi-year procurement plans for one of the Department's most important priorities - the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. With your strong support and direction, we have worked diligently to make strategic mobility improvements. The C-17 is helping us make tangible gains in mobility right now. This aircraft is indeed earning its reputation as the world's most versatile and capable airlifter. As you know, in early November 1995, I chaired a Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review of the C-17 program and the Non-Developmental Airlift Aircraft (NDAA) alternative. This DAB was the culmination of the two-year probationary period that my predecessor instituted. In the past two years, McDonnell Douglas and the Air Force undertook a massive effort at restructuring and reorganizing the program, with the aim of reducing cost, improving performance, and increasing quality. The result? We saw the unit price of C-17s come down substantially, no doubt spurred on by the competition with the NDAA. We saw quality markedly improve. We saw early deliveries of aircraft to the operational user start and continue unabated to date.

Descriptors :   *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, MOBILITY, AIR FORCE, MILITARY STRATEGY, AIRCRAFT, ACQUISITION, COSTS, QUALITY, PLANNING, PROCUREMENT, SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVES.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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