Accession Number : ADA326918

Title :   The Acquisition of Strategic Airlift.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dillard, John T.

PDF Url : ADA326918

Report Date : 20 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Force Projection component of our Post-Cold War National Military Strategy relies significantly upon increased airlift and sealift assets. The US Air Force C-17 Globemaster is an important enabling airlift resource now in mid-procurement. Despite its capabilities, now being demonstrated across the globe, this major system almost didn't come into being. This study looks at the details of the C-17 acquisition program and discusses the key factors that enabled its transformation from a business debacle to an overall success.

Descriptors :   *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MOBILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, CONFLICT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE