Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Development Schedule Should be Changed to Reduce Risks
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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DOD has designated the Joint Strike Fighter program as a flagship program for acquisition reform. According to the Joint Strike Fighter Single Acquisition Management Plan, a principal objective of the current concept demonstration phase is to demonstrate to a low level of technical risk those critical technologies, processes, and system characteristics necessary to produce an affordable family of strike aircraft that meets all participants needs before entering engineering and manufacturing development. Our review focused on whether the acquisition strategy 1 is designed to accomplish this objective and 2 is being implemented in a manner that will ensure that the objective will be achieved.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft