By Marcus Brotherton
After the Band of Brothers went domestic, they by no means forgot the teachings of war... After chronicling the private tales of the Band of Brothers in We who're Alive and stay, writer Marcus Brotherton offers a set of remembrances from the households of the warriors of simple Company-and how their wartime studies formed their lives off the battlefield. an organization of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the boys who fought for our freedom in the course of the various darkest days the realm has ever known-men who again domestic with a newfound knowledge and honor that they handed onto their households, and that proceed to encourage new generations of american citizens.
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7 16 An Evolving Military Aircraft Industry 29 Because funding has become more concentrated in fewer programs, the affordability of such programs has become an increasing concern. DoD has been trying to elevate cost considerations to the same level as system performance, evidenced most visibly by the Cost As an Independent Variable (CAIV) policy, which mandates that cost concerns receive greater attention. 13 While affordability has clearly been a formal program goal in recent aircraft programs, the effects of this goal on industry’s competitive posture and innovation have not yet been determined.
These changes have led us to conclude that the definition and characteristics of a minimum viable organization have changed. We now characterize a minimum viable design team as a team that may be composed of individuals drawn from several firms. It is difficult to define the size and composition of this new team precisely; however, we have identified several general characteristics this team must have: • Facilities and equipment to develop new technologies • Projects that lead to exploration of advanced design concepts • Opportunities to periodically build and flight-test prototypes or demonstrators.
F-15 and F-16), the data suggest a significant amount of ongoing production activity. Since profit earned on production contracts forms the basis for the pool of available private investment in new technologies, the high level of production activity that has been sustained relative to the 1980 level does not directly explain the accompanying consolidation in the industry that occurred during the 1990s. Note, however, that between 1990 and 2000 the number of active production lines shrank by a third, and the number of new designs slated for near-future production also shrank substantially.