technology to sustainment of weapon systems; the principle difference is historical and current Air Force sustainment technology initiatives (Chapter 5) compared to how technology for sustainment may be considered in future weapon systems for operational capability and utility. Chapter 6 also offers a commercial model for aircraft engineering, maintenance, and sustainment for future consideration. Finally, the report is organized to provide the reader with a logical analysis of the issues from the macro aspect of governance to the details of sustaining new systems with technological innovation in the future. Findings and recommendations are embedded in the text of Chapters 2 through 6 after the supporting evidence.



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