Accession Number : ADA323683

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Paul C. Kaminski, Before the National Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations on Bomber Modernization.

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

PDF Url : ADA323683

Report Date : 17 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Mr. Chairman, members of the subcommittee, and staff, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the specifics of the Department's bomber modernization strategy. My first involvement with long range bomber force issues dates back to 1977 when I worked as special assistant to then Under Secretary of Defense William Perry. I was involved in establishing the framework for the stealth programs, to include what eventually became the F-117 and the B-2. In 1981, I was reassigned to be director of low observables technology, at which time the F-117 was entering production, and source selection for the B-2 was being completed. For me, Mr. Chairman, heavy bomber studies, employment of stealth technology and the B-2 bomber are familiar landmarks along a path I first traveled down nearly 17 years ago. Our heavy bomber force, composed of the B-52H, B-1B, and B-2 bombers, is a very important element of America's total military power. Used in conjunction with other formidable elements of military force, or alone in some cases, our heavy bombers can project America's presence around the world in peacetime and project responsive force in times of armed conflict.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, WEAPONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SOURCES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ACQUISITION, PEACETIME, PRODUCTION, OBSERVATION, LONG RANGE(TIME), LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), JET FIGHTERS, CONFLICT, SELECTION, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), BOMBER AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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