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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) Program.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The Joint Advanced Strike Technology JAST resulted from the decisions of the Secretary of Defense Bottom Up Review BUR. Each service has a demonstrated need for advanced technology aircraft to meet future contingencies, but it was determined that costs for development and production of these several different aircraft could not be met due to budgetary constraints. The BUR found that there were not enough resources available to support all these programs in future years. The decision was made to continue with the Air Force F-22 fighter aircraft, and the FA-18EF aircraft for the Navy, but to cancel the AF-X and the MRF. The decision on ASTOL was to continue that research, but to secure specific commitment of resources by at least two of the three Services before building a flying prototype.The BUR also confirmed the continuing needs that were to be met by the AF-X and MRF programs. This led to the establishment of the Joint Advanced Strike Technology Program in July 1993.
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