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Author Arthur, David (David Alan)

Title Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces [electronic resource].

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office, [2009]


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 10.2:AL 7/3    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 48 pages) : illustrations (some color), 1 map.
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Series A CBO study
CBO study.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on April 7, 2010).
"May 2009."
"David Arthur and Kevin Eveker of CBO's National Security Division prepared this study ..."--Preface.
Paper version available for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps have long maintained tactical fighter forces that provide capabilities for air-to-air combat and air-to-ground attack. The three services are in the process of replacing the bulk of today's fighter aircraft, most of which were purchased in the 1980s, with new F/A-18E/F, F-22, and F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft. Although current procurement plans call for the purchase of about 2,500 aircraft over the next 25 years, the services are projecting that those purchases will not keep pace with the need to retire today's aircraft as they reach the limit of their service life. The study also compares the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of seven alternative approaches that DoD might adopt to modernize its fighter forces -- three that satisfy today's inventory requirements, two that maintain aggregate weapons capacity with fewer aircraft, and two that replace portions of the fighter force with longer-range aircraft. In keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makes no recommendations.
Contents The Department of Defense's plans for modernizing fighter forces -- The capabilities of fighter forces under DOD's plans for modernization -- Alternatives to DOD's plans for modernizing fighter forces -- Details underlying CBO's cost analysis.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL star
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL pda
Subject United States. Air Force -- Procurement.
United States. Navy -- Procurement.
United States. Marine Corps -- Procurement.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
United States. Marine Corps. (OCoLC)fst00528845
United States. Navy. (OCoLC)fst00533204
F-22 (Jet fighter plane)
F-35 (Military aircraft)
X-32 (Jet fighter plane)
Jet fighter planes -- United States.
Armed Forces -- Procurement. (OCoLC)fst00814624
F-22 (Jet fighter plane) (OCoLC)fst01800842
F-35 (Military aircraft) (OCoLC)fst01430338
Jet fighter planes. (OCoLC)fst01762856
X-32 (Jet fighter plane) (OCoLC)fst01181807
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Eveker, Kevin.
United States. Congressional Budget Office.
Other Form: Print version: Arthur, David (David Alan). Alternatives for modernizing U.S. fighter forces. xxii, 48 p. 9780160831584 (OCoLC)407040826
ISBN 9780160831584
Gpo Item No. 1005-C (online)
Sudoc No. Y 10.2:AL 7/3

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