Accession Number : ADA323217

Title :   Statement of Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Before the Subcommittee on Research & Development and the Subcommittee on Procurement of the House Committee on National Security on The DoD Tactical Aviation Modernization Program.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA323217

Report Date : 05 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : We have worked diligently to field forces capable of achieving air dominance-air superiority and the ability to strike any target from the air-within hours after the start of any future armed conflict. US forces need the F/A-18E/F, the F-22, and the Joint Strike Fighter. The path we are pursuing is both sound and affordable. The final number of these platforms, the mix of weapons they will carry, and the off-board systems that will supply them with tactical intelligence will continue to be the subject of continuous, on-going affordability and cost effectiveness studies for years to come. The three major upcoming decision milestones are the F/A-18E/F production decision, the decision to transition the F-22 to Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), and the decision for the Joint Strike Fighter to the enter Engineering & Manufacturing Development phase. Of these three decisions, the Joint Strike fighter decision is the largest and will be supported by an independent Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) study led by PA&E.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, *AIR SUPERIORITY FIGHTERS, NATIONAL SECURITY, MANUFACTURING, DECISION MAKING, ACQUISITION, PRODUCTION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PHASE, PROCUREMENT, CONFLICT, TRANSITIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), FIELD ARMY, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE