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Foreign Assistance: Analysis of Cost Estimates for Israel's Lavi Aircraft

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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In March 1986, you asked us to evaluate the United States and government of Israels cost estimates for Israels fighter aircraft, the Lavi. Israel is developing the Lavi to replace its aging U.S.-produced A-4 Skyhawks and Israeli-produced Kfirs. Thus far, it has been financed predominantly over 90 percent or 1 3 billion from U.S. assistance funds. There are significant differences between the U.S and Israeli figures- 22.1 million versus 14 5 million per aircraft for flyaway costs, respectively This report responds to your request that we compare the two estimates, noting any substantial differences, and provide an assessment of their reasonableness.


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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]