Need to Strengthen Justification and Approval Process for Military Aircraft Used for Training, Replacement, and Overhaul

LCD-77-423: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.

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The military services buy extra combat aircraft to train pilots, to replace aircraft lost through peacetime attrition, and to use while other aircraft are being overhauled. The Air Force and the Navy use inconsistent and imprecise criteria to forecast requirements for aircraft. With tighter management control and closer scrutiny of supporting data, they could reduce their requirements for these three categories of aircraft.

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