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Title C-130 aircraft : background and issues for the "Hercules'' of the U.S. airlift fleet / Kelvin Hall, editor
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2014]
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Series Defense, security and strategies
Defense, security and strategy series.
Contents C-130 AIRCRAFT: BACKGROUND AND ISSUES FOR THE ''HERCULES'' OF THE U.S. AIRLIFT FLEET -- C-130 AIRCRAFT: BACKGROUND AND ISSUES FOR THE ''HERCULES'' OF THE U.S. AIRLIFT FLEET -- Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: C-130 Hercules: Background, Sustainment, Modernization, Issues for Congress( -- Summary -- Introduction -- Background -- Air Force -- Navy -- Coast Guard -- C-130 Fleet View -- History of the C-130 -- What Is the Right Number of C-130s? -- USAF Combat Delivery Fleet
USAF Special Mission AircraftNavy/Marines -- Coast Guard -- Should the Fleet be Modernized -- or Recapitalized? -- C-130 Modernization Issues -- Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) -- Avionics -- USAF C-130H Avionics Modernization Program -- AMP Mission and Description -- Current Legislative Action on C-130 AMP -- FY2015 USAF Budget Submission -- Excerpt from FY2014 NDAA -- USAF EC-130H Avionics Upgrade Program -- USN Avionics Upgrades -- Coast Guard Avionics Upgrades -- C-130J Avionics Upgrades -- Center Wing Box Modifications -- Recapitalization
Multi-year ProcurementBenefits of Multi-year Procurement53 -- Legislative History -- Air Force -- Navy -- Coast Guard -- USAF Aircraft Retirement and Force Structure -- Air Force Basing -- Associate Units -- Active Duty/Reserve Component Operational Mix -- Current Studies -- Manning Implications -- Industrial Base Concerns -- Foreign Sales -- Options for Congress -- Continue to Recapitalize the C-130 Fleet at the Current Level -- Speed Up C-130J Procurement -- Continue AMP Program or Pursue an Alternative Solution
Begin Researching Alternative Options to Provide Tactical Airlift CapabilityAdjust C-130 Combat Delivery Force Structure -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Legislative Activity -- FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 113-66) -- FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 112-81) -- Appendix B. Key Events March 201474 -- February 2014 -- January 2014 -- December 2013 -- October 2013 -- Appendix C. C-130 Force Basing -- Appendix D. Comparing C-130 Cockpits -- End Notes
""Chatper 2: Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Institute for Defense Analyses� C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Analysis""""Results in Brief""; ""Background""; ""IDA Study Examined Lower-Cost Options""; ""to the C-130 AMP""; ""IDA�s Cost Estimating Generally Followed""; ""Best Practices""; ""Agency Comments and Our Evaluation""; ""Enclosure I: IDA�s Cost Estimating""; ""and Operational Effectiveness Methodology""; ""and Results""; ""RDT&E Cost Estimates""; ""Procurement Cost Estimates""; ""O&S Cost Estimates""; ""Total Estimated Costs""; ""IDA Took An Additional Step to Address""
Summary The national defense strategy of the United States is evolving in response to changing global environments. As Congress responds to these changes, an important aspect is the responsibility for oversight and appropriations for an aging tactical airlift fleet. The United States primary tactical airlift aircraft is the C-130. Nicknamed the Hercules, this venerable aircraft has been the workhorse of U.S. tactical airlift for the past 57 years. The majority of C-130s in the U.S. government are assigned to the U.S. Air Force, but the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard also operate sizeable C-1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hercules (Turboprop transports)
Airlift, Military -- United States.
Airlift, Military.
Hercules (Turboprop transports)
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Kelvin, editor
ISBN 9781633218017