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Projected dollar and manpower reductions in the depot maintenance area have prompted the Air Force to study possible ways of reducing costs without decreasing support capability. The Air Force decided that the best means to reduce maintenance costs while insuring high usage of depot maintenance facilities and capabilities was to redistribute the depot-level maintenance workload by technology rather than by a weapons system. This redistribution, which concentrates the workload into a single repair facility when items require similar skills, equipment, and facilities in the repair process, is called the technology repair center concept.

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