Without a significant effort to increase resources devoted to recapitalization of weapon systems, the force structure will not only continue to age but, perhaps more significantly, become operationally and technologically obsolete.
—Quadrennial Defense Review Report, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2001
Our defense industrial supply chain is broken.
—Dr. Richard Amos, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Figure 25. Wholesale Stage.
For U.S. Army Class IX spares, the wholesale stage incorporates two major functions. First, maintenance depots repair, overhaul, ...