Improving Helicopter Readiness in the Army National Guard

February, 2021
IDA document: D-19437
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Human Capital
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Julie Lockwood, Michael Guggisberg, and Nathaniel Latshaw See more authors
This IDA Research Summary describes IDA’s efforts to quantify the causal relationship between maintenance military technician (MilTech) investments and helicopter readiness in the U.S. Army National Guard. IDA found that increasing the number of MilTech mechanics at Army Aviation Support Facilities of all sizes results in meaningful reductions in maintenance time for UH-60 Black Hawk and HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters.