Accession Number : ADA330851

Title :   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) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA330851

Report Date : 27 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report discusses plans for one of the Department's most important priorities; modernization of US tactical aviation forces. With your strong Support and direction, we have worked diligently to field forces capable of deterring conflict by demonstrating to any potential enemy that US Forces will have air dominance. If that deterrence fails we will have the capability to protect our forces from air attack at the start of hostilities. And within hours we will be on a path that will end the conflict decisively. Some will say in today's world air power is not important, that the threat does not warrant our investment. But aircraft exist today that can challenge U.S. aircraft. Aircraft in development increased potential to challenge U.S. aircraft. As you recall, we used to talk about the requirement for air superiority and spoke in terms of kill ratios, accepting U.S. losses to kill enemy forces. Now what we want is not air superiority, but air dominance.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *AIR POWER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), COMBAT READINESS, THREAT EVALUATION, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PLANNING, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, DETERRENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE