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Aircraft Development: Navy's Participation in Air Forces Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
[Technical Report, Congressional Report]
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Air Force is developing the Advanced Tactical Fighter ATF to replace its land-based F-15 air superiority fighter, and the Navy is evaluating a variant of the ATF as a possible replacement for its carrier based F-14. Since World War II no U.S. fighter aircraft developed to operate from land has been successfully adapted to operate from carriers and procured by both the Air Force and the Navy. The House Committees on Armed Services and on Appropriations are concerned about the Navys commitment to the aircraft. The Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services, asked GAO to examine the Navys involvement and financial participation in the program and the design considerations for meeting the Navys requirements.
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