An analysis of retaining or replacing Air Force command and control aircraft
Austin, Joe J.
Lynch, Horace R.
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This MBA Project's objective was to analyze information available to determine if the Air Force should retain or replace its command and control aircraft. To accomplish the objective, research pertaining to the Air Force's aircraft and requirements was conducted along with analyzing new aircraft available that can be modified for current and future missions. The project provides background information about the various missions command and control aircraft perform, as well as the importance of maintaining the capability. Current command and control aircraft, as well as potential aircraft that can replace the existing command and control aircraft, were researched to determine the cost and performance specifications. The current and potential aircraft were analyzed, and factors other than costs were also examined. The challenges facing the Air Force's recapitalization efforts were presented. These challenges include cost and funding priorities; schedule and production lead times; personnel; and facilities and support equipment. The completed product identifies if the Air Force should retain or replace command and control aircraft. Additional areas for further research were listed which could provide more information once more data becomes available to compare with the project findings.
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