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- RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95
In recent years, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has initiatedand the Air Force has aggressively implementeda policy aimed at the widespread adoption of performance-based services acquisition (PBSA), an outcome-oriented approach in which the buyer tells the offeror what it needs rather than how to meet that need. more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
This study examines a reconfiguration of the current U.S. Air Force support system that would implement maintenance forward support locations to consolidate intermediate maintenance near the theater of operations. Such locations are known as Centralized Intermediate Repair Facilities, or CIRFs. more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
An analysis of combat support experiences associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) that compares these experiences with those associated with Joint Task Force Noble Anvil (JTF NA), the U.S. component of Operation Allied Force, in Serbia, and the first 100 days of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), in Afghanistan. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00
Designed for buffs and military historians alike, this book's entries run the gamut of aircraft types: bombers, fighters, transports, trainers, reconnaissance craft, seaplanes and helicopters, each accompanied by a photograph. It also provides technical data on the aircraft. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 94.95
The role of the humans in remotely operated vehicle systems is critical, and raises a number of human factors research and design issues ranging from multiple vehicle control and adaptive automation to spatial disorientation and synthetic vision. This book aims to highlight these human factors issues, with a focus on the human components. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95
Space has been militarized for over four decades. Should it now be weaponized? This incisive and insightful book argues that it should not. Since the cold war, space has come to harbor many tools of the tactical warfighter. Satellites have long been used to provide strategic communication, early warning of missile launch, and arms control verification.... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
The methodology developed in this research can be used to quantify and compare the key factors that allow the U.S. Air National Guard to generate peacetime training sorties with a fairly small full-time workforce. The authors apply these insights to proposed Total Force Integration initiatives to evaluate maintenance options for supporting associate... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 189.00
Offers an overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques, and the necessary equations for the modeling of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This book is suitable for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students working in the fields of fault detection techniques and the automatic control of UAVs. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 350.00
From the introduction of gunpowder to the reigning era of nuclear weapons, military technological advances have been at the forefront of change. These changes in weaponry have influenced the outcome of many historical events and the downfall or success of major civilizations. All nations have sought to improve military technologies in the hope of gaining... more...