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The National Audit Office has today published a report on the Ministry of Defence’s management of its inventory – its store of supplies and spares. The report has found that the Department is buying more inventory than it uses and not consistently disposing of stock it no longer needs. The indication is that the money [...]
Section 231a of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 1069 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-81, requires the Secretary of Defense to submit an annual, long-term aviation plan for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, to include unmanned systems, for all Services and for combatant commanders that [...]
Combatant and major command officials provided testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower to propose a reduction of strategic airlift aircraft numbers in a session here July 13. Gen. Raymond Johns, the Air Mobility Command commander, and Gen. Duncan McNabb, the U. S. Transportation Command commander, provided the committee with information [...]
Owning spare and replacement parts for complex weapon systems and military equipment is essential to military preparedness, but buying, tracking and storing these parts is extremely expensive. The Pentagon is tasked with managing about 4 million different items in its military equipment inventory, valued at $91 billion. The Department of Defense estimates it has more [...]
Numbers Crunch: The Air Force invests more of its total budget in joint force support than any other service. In fact, investments in joint capabilities, such as space, mobility, and intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance, account for about 45 percent of its total budget, states a new Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies report released Wednesday. That’s nearly a 40 [...]
BAGHDAD: Iraqi air force pilots took possession of three T-6A aircraft in Amman, Jordan, and flew them to Tikrit Sept. 21, bringing their total T-6A inventory to 11. Like U.S. military pilots, the Iraqis must master the T-6A before going on to fly more sophisticated multi-role fighter aircraft. The Iraqi air force received its first [...]
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. — Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel. As part of its awareness campaign, the U.S. Army Power Division of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center featured the improved capabilities [...]