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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

John O. Miller, PhD.


The Turkish Air Force utilizes several fighter squadrons to enhance its military capabilities. One of the most critical challenges for these squadrons is generating sorties to meet the currency and demand during both peacetime and wartime. This sortie generation process directly affects the success of both training and operations. In this study, this process is assessed using a discrete event simulation. Air Force decision makers require a simulation tool to conduct “what-if” analysis on how potential changes in the environment affect an F-16 fighter squadron’s sortie generation process. Creating a usable simulation provides decision makers with a flexible tool to analyze and evaluate the possible scenarios. The model assists in determining new concepts to provide benefits over current systems. These benefits may include increased operational availability and better system performance.

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