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Title Analysis of alternatives (AoA) for KC-135 recapitalization : executive summary / Michael Kennedy ... [et al.]
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2006
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  358.4 An135 2006    AVAILABLE    30500101234642
Descript v, 16 p. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Introduction -- History and Organization of the AoA -- Research Questions and Approach -- Findings -- Conclusion
Aerial refueling tankers are a critical part of U.S. military and national security strategy. The KC-135 constitutes the bulk of the current tanker force, but this fleet is nearing 50 years of age and has exhibited some technical difficulties and increased costs of operation. The work described here summarizes the activities and results of an Analysis of Alternatives undertaken to address the cost-effectiveness of a wide range of alternatives for KC-135 recapitalization, including both different replacement systems and different replacement schedules. Among the conclusions were that medium to large commercial derivatives are the most cost-effective replacement aircraft and that, as long as the capability of the current fleet meets or exceeds the requirement, the costs are relatively insensitive to timing
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Related Wrk nnam Analysis of alternatives for recapitalizing the Air Force's KC-135 aerial refueling tanker RAND/RB-201-AF
Subject United States. Air Force -- Appropriations and expenditures
United States. Air Force -- Procurement -- Mathematical models
KC-135 (Tanker aircraft)
Airtankers (Military science) -- United States
Airplanes -- Air refueling
Airplanes, Military -- Modification -- United States -- Costs
Airplanes, Military -- United States -- Maintenance and repair
Alt Author Kennedy, Michael, 1949-
Baldwin, Laura H., 1967-
Boito, Michael
Calef, Katherine
Chow, James
Cornuet, Joan
Eisman, Mel, 1949-
Fitzmartin, Chris
Gebman, J. R
Ghashghai, Elham
Hagen, Jeff
Hamilton, Thomas
Hildebrandt, Gregory G
Kim, Yool
Leonard, Robert S
Lewis, Rosalind
Loredo, Elvira
Norton, D. (Dan), 1964-
Orletsky, David T., 1963-
Perdue, Harold Scott
Pyles, Raymond, 1941-
Ramey, Timothy L., 1951-
Roll, Charles Robert
Stanley, William L
Stillion, John
Timson, F. S. (Frederick Samuel)
Tonkinson, John
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Rand Corporation
United States. Air Force
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