Live Fire Testing of the F-22 by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on the Study of Live Fire Survivability Testing of the F-22 Aircraft

The reside fireplace try legislations mandates real looking survivability and lethality trying out of coated structures or courses. A provision of the legislations allows the Secretary of safeguard to waive checks if dwell fireplace checking out will be "unreasonably pricey and impractical." even though no waiver was once asked ahead of the F-22 application entered engineering and production improvement, the safety division later requested that Congress enact laws to allow a waiver to be granted retroactively. instead of enact such laws, Congress asked a examine to discover the professionals and cons of full-scale, full-up checking out for the F-22 plane software. The ebook discusses the starting place of checking out standards, evaluates the practicality, affordability, and cost-benefit of stay fireplace assessments, and examines the function of checking out, modeling, and knowledge bases in vulnerability evaluate.

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Even if $250 million were provided for additional vulnerability assessment of the F-22, the committee would not support using the funds for full-up, full-scale testing. The committee concludes that the affordability of live fire tests is not the matter of foremost relevance; cost-benefit is most relevant. Affordability only becomes relevant if the benefits relative to the costs of whatever tests are being considered are commensurate with the benefits relative to the costs of other alternatives.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.

The F-22 has been designed to acquire the enemy target and shoot first before being acquired. " The definition in the Basic Aerospace Doctrine of the United States Air Force (Air Force Manual 1-1) can be read to include the destruction of enemy aircraft on the ground. , with no defined air-to-surface requirement). For the purpose of this report, the committee uses the definition that involves only air-to-air engagements. 2 Stealth characteristics are intended to make it difficult or impossible for enemy sensors to acquire or bring weapons to bear on the system.

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