Название: Bomber R & D Since 1945. The Role of Experience
Автор: Mark A. Lorell with Alison Saunders Hugh P. Levaux
Издательство: United States Air Force
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This report assesses the major trends in the history of jet bomber design and development in the United States since World War II to evaluate the role of prior bomber and related research and devel¬opment (R&D) experience among prime contractors. It builds on earlier RAND research reported in Drezner et al. (1992). A later report will include a similar survey of fighter aircraft design and development. This research is part of a larger study intended to provide a conceptual framework to analyze the future of Air Force industrial-base R&D activities. It is meant to complement another project document being prepared by Michael Kennedy, Susan Resetar, and Nicole DeHoratius that addresses the larger research effort by presenting a conceptual framework and preliminary obser¬vations for assessing military aerospace design and development capability. Some of the research and analysis in this report also appears in a RAND report being prepared by John Birkler et al., which will be a preliminary analysis of industrial-base issues and implications for future bomber design and production.