“The Air Is Disarming Itself”

Madden, Paul J.
December 2001
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2001, Vol. 127 Issue 12, p18
Conference Proceeding
Examines the budget priorities of the Air Force in the United States. Discussion on the 'death spiral' concept; Ways to drive up and reduce the unit price of a plane; Impact of buying effective defensive avionics on the budget priorities.


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