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Appendix D lilE U . S . AIR FORCE TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZAT ION PROGRAM The Air Force Systems Command recently formulated a f orthright and forward-looking Technology Modernization (Tech Mod) program that promises to be of real and immediate value by increasing the productivity of the U.S . titanium industry . Its primary thrust is ~ o encourage additional capitalization for the industrial base. Through an Air Force prime contractor (typically a major air engine or frame manufacturer), a lower-tier manufacturer (e.g. a titanium mill product producer) can secure a subcontract to improve his operation with Air Force funds, passing on some of the savings to the Air Force and making the information available to the public. As currently envisioned, a Tech Mod program applicable to a titanium producer might range up to many millions of-dollars and cover 2 to 3 years. The 1981 NMAB titanium panel judges this Air Force program to be an excellent concept offering important advantages to all the organizations involved. 181

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