"A major objective for Armed Forces ministers", MOC (maintenance in operational condition) regularly has fingers pointed at it, especially in the aviation domain, when aircraft availability rates (which are often too low) are mentioned. Ageing fleets, obsolescence or conversely recent equipment with more advanced technologies and major commitments to overseas operations are all factors which help increase maintenance costs, against a background of heavy budgetary constraints.
"The main objective is to find solutions to contain or reduce costs, given the scale of budgetary and operational constraints", says the foreword (...)
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