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Using A Spend Analysis to Help Identify Prospective Air Force Purchasing and Supply Management InitiativesRAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
This briefing summarizes research on how the Air Force might analyze its spending to develop better purchasing and supply management practices and to improve its relationships with suppliers. Best PSM practices offer many ways by which the Air Force can improve performance and save money. more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
For the past several years, the U.S. Air Force has been using data from the Individual Contracting Action Report form, also known as the DD350, to analyze its goods and services expenditures. This analysis is part of the Air Force?s efforts to develop new purchasing and supply management strategies for important categories of goods and services. more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
Addresses the impact of changing skills required of fighter, mobility, bomber, and Special Operations Forces pilots on decisions about replacing or extending service lives of trainer aircraft. more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 89.95
Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95
This book provides a holistic view of the key technologies that are expected to revolutionise military affairs in the near future and change the nature of warfare tactics and the very concept of the battlefield. It addresses five key technologiesnear-space technology, robotics, directed energy weapons, nanotechnology and biotechnologyand... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics. Red Eagles tells the story of this squadron from the first tests of MiGs following the Vietnam War when the USAF had... more...
- SPIE 1999; US$ 71.00
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to infrared-transparent materials for windows and domes that must withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as high-speed flight or high-temperature process monitoring. Each section contains introductory material that makes the book readable by anyone with a background in science or engineering. more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49
This gripping read is based on an original book by .Edward J. Ruppelt who was the head of the United States Air Force UFO research - Project Blue Book - from 1951 until 1953. He of course had a unique insight into what went on within that project at that time. He died at the age of just 37 in 1960. Newly edited, and with some new illustrations added,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.95
Assigned as a draftee to a hydrogen-bomb test operation in the Marshall Islands, Frank Zagone gives his account of the March 1, 1954 detonation of BRAVO, a 15 megaton superbomb, the most powerful and radiologically dirty nuclear blast in U.S. history (equivalent to 1000 Hiroshima bombs). He writes about a scientific miscalculation in the... more...