DOD Approves F-22 for Production: Quantities to be Determined by Cost

By Adam J. Hebert / August 15, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Pentagon acquisition chief Pete Aldridge announced today the Defense Acquisition Board has approved the F-22 Raptor for production under a new arrangement that could allow the Air Force to purchase all 339 aircraft it says it needs. The long-anticipated decision was made without Pentagon and Air Force officials resolving a difference of opinion about how much the F-22 will actually cost. Consequently, Aldridge told defense reporters, the number of F-22s built will fall somewhere between 295 and 331 aircraft. Eight...

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