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Rescuing Downed Aircrews : The Value of Time (Paperback) (Christopher A. Mouton & Jia Xu & Endy M.
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"Recovering downed airmen is a critical task for the U.S. Air Force, which devotes considerable resources - including personnel, equipment, and training - to ensure that it can carry out this task. In light of the impending drawdown of forces and the pressure to reduce defense budgets, the Air Force has been reassessing its personnel recovery (PR) force structure, along with other organizational aspects. It asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to assist in this reassessment with an examination of the operationalrisk associated with Air Force PR. Specifically, the Air Force sought "to refine the metric used to assess PR's operational risk, [which] is the degree of likelihood of mission success." To this end, the research described here quantifies the "rescuability window" of downed aircrews. The current research quantifies the relationship between rescuability and time so that the most cost-effective options for increasing the rescuability of downed personnel can be pursued. The implications of the findings are also summarized in this report."--Publisher's website.
Number of Pages: 82
Sub-Genre: Military / Strategy
Series Title: Rand Project Air Force
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Author: Christopher A. Mouton & Jia Xu & Endy M. Daehner & Hirokazu Miyake & Clarence R. Anderegg
Street Date: December 15, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-9514
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