Accession Number : ADA328353

Title :   Future Aircraft Carrier Technology. Volume 1. Overview (Carrier-21).

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC NAVAL STUDIES BOARD

PDF Url : ADA328353

Report Date : 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : In a letter to the Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences' Naval Studies Board, dated May 2, 1990, the Secretary of the Navy stated that the Conference Report on the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1990 directed the Navy to commission an independent study of future aircraft carrier technologies. Stating further that the study should produce a technology plan for the evolution of sea bases for the most efficient and economical accommodation of tactical air power in the first half of the twenty-first century, the Secretary requested the Board to conduct a study providing: a survey of applicable technologies, an assessment of risks associated with the development of these various technologies, estimated magnitude of the costs of developing these technologies for future aircraft carriers, the likely impact of technologies on aircraft carrier design. The Secretary concluded by Stating that he envisioned that the result of this effort will be a menu of technology options that will affect future aircraft carrier designs,' and that the final report of the requested study should be completed by June 30, 1991.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *AIRCRAFT DESIGN, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVAL AVIATION, NAVAL VESSELS, NAVY, COSTS, PLATFORMS, SURVEYS, AERIAL WARFARE, NAVAL PLANNING, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR POWER.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE