Tactical Aircraft: F-22A Modernization Program Faces Cost, Technical, and Sustainment Risks
||Government Accountability Office, |
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $11.80|
| Book Description: |
The Air Force's F-22A Raptor is the only operational fifth-generation tactical aircraft, incorporating a low observable (stealth) and highly maneuverable airframe, advanced integrated avionics, and a supercruise engine capable of sustained supersonic flight. The F-22A acquisition program began in 1991 with an intended development period of 12 years and a planned quantity of 648 aircraft.