Accession Number : ADA292094

Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA292094

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) resulted from the decisions of the Secretary of Defense' Bottom Up Review (BUR). Each service has a demonstrated need for advanced technology aircraft to meet future contingencies, but it was determined that costs for development and production of these several different aircraft could not be met due to budgetary constraints. The BUR found that there were not enough resources available to support all these programs in future years. The decision was made to continue with the Air Force F-22 fighter aircraft, and the F/A-18E/F aircraft for the Navy, but to cancel the A/F-X and the MRF. The decision on ASTOL was to continue that research, but to secure specific commitment of resources by at least two of the three Services before building a flying prototype.The BUR also confirmed the continuing needs that were to be met by the A/F-X and MRF programs. This led to the establishment of the Joint Advanced Strike Technology Program in July 1993.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *COST ANALYSIS, *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVAL AVIATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, FORECASTING, PROTOTYPES, COSTS, AIR STRIKES, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, JET FIGHTERS, NAVAL PLANNING, DESIGN CRITERIA, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS, AIR FORCE PLANNING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ADVANCED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE