The Resource Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle, Roland J. Yardley [and others]

Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle, Roland J. Yardley [and others]

Label
Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle
Title
Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence
Title remainder
changing the length of the maintenance cycle
Statement of responsibility
Roland J. Yardley [and others]
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers allow the nation to deter adversaries, bring airpower to bear against opponents, engage friends and allies, and provide humanitarian assistance. However, these powerful and versatile systems need continuous and regularly scheduled maintenance, and their crews require a great deal of training to attain and sustain readiness levels. The length of the carrier's training, readiness, deployment, and maintenance cycle, the type of maintenance needed, and the timing of events within the cycle affect the carrier's availability to meet operational needs. Over the past two decades, the proportion of time in a cycle that a carrier spends deployed has decreased, making it difficult for Navy planners to meet the forward-presence requirements of theater commanders. In future years, as the number of carriers in the fleet fluctuates, this challenge will be compounded. In this study, RAND examines the technical feasibility of different cycle lengths and their effect on the forward presence of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. The authors assess several one- and two-deployment cycles, assuming a deployment length of six months and a time-between-deployments length equal to twice the duration of the previous deployment. The study also presents an analysis of the impact of different cycles on managing shipyard workloads. Among many findings, RAND concludes that shorter cycles can increase the forward presence of the carrier fleet and help level shipyard workloads. However, these shorter cycles will decrease fleet surge readiness. Longer, two-deployment cycles can increase forward presence, but may result in shipyard workload complications and deferred-work backlogs
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
V874.3
LC item number
.I53 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yardley, Roland J
  • JSTOR Open Access
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Aircraft carriers
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle, Roland J. Yardley [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Navy."
  • "MG-706-NAVY"--Page 4 of cover
  • Research conducted within the Rand National Defense Research Institute
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Past, current, and potential carrier cycles -- The impact of different cycles on operational availability -- The impact of different cycles on the maintenance industrial base -- Findings and recommendations -- Appendix: Workload graphs for the Norfolk and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 70 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833045959
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt4qvm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234317049
  • (OCoLC)ocn234317049
Label
Increasing aircraft carrier forward presence : changing the length of the maintenance cycle, Roland J. Yardley [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Navy."
  • "MG-706-NAVY"--Page 4 of cover
  • Research conducted within the Rand National Defense Research Institute
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Past, current, and potential carrier cycles -- The impact of different cycles on operational availability -- The impact of different cycles on the maintenance industrial base -- Findings and recommendations -- Appendix: Workload graphs for the Norfolk and Puget Sound Naval Shipyards
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 70 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833045959
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt4qvm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)234317049
  • (OCoLC)ocn234317049

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