Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved

Sullivan, Michael
November 2009
GAO Reports;11/12/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article discusses the Department of Defense (DOD) strategic airlift gap and tactical airlift plans in the U.S. It is mentioned that the DOD is planning to spend about 12 billion dollars to modernize and procure airlifters and is studying the number of airlifters it needs and and can maintain. Moreover, the Government Accountability Office recommends taking a broader scope in DOD's portfolio discussion, to determine the need for additional C-17s and identify how to meet Army direct support requirements.


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