If the F-22A Shoe Fits: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) puts the blame where it’s due—squarely on the Office of the Secretary of Defense—in describing what he calls “one of the most unusual year-to-year budget changes I think I have ever seen.” Hunter, as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on Wednesday was decrying the procurement life of the F-22A at the first budget hearing with the Air Force’s top two leaders. Duncan repeatedly referred to “OSD action” in the turbulent and questionable Raptor acquisition saga. Hunter says that last year’s decision to cut F-22A production and this year’s plan to extend the line both will lead to “a billion dollars more in program cost.”
Sept. 27, 2022
As the Air Force moves forward with its efforts to operationalize the concept of agile combat employment, leaders need to embrace an iterative approach that builds on itself, recognizing that ACE may never be fully complete, said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.