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This article was Originally Published on Apr 19, 2006 in Volume: 5  Issue: 1

F-22A procurement plan could cost taxpayers $1.7 billion, GAO says

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The Pentagon’s decision to spread the procurement of 60 F-22A Raptors over three years to save $225 million could end up costing taxpayers as much as $1.7 billion, according to a congressional study. Under the Bush administration’s fiscal 2007 defense budget request, the Pentagon plans to spread out the procurement of the last 60 F-22As in three lots over three years. The Air Force projects that using a multiyear acquisition plan could save about $225 million of the estimated total $10.8 billion cost and keep the nation’s jet fighter industrial base going until the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) begins production. A Government Accountability Office study said on July 25 that stretching out the production period will result in lower annual production rates and increased costs to the program of $1.7 billion when compared to the costs the program would have incurred under the fiscal year 2006 President’s Budget proposal to buy the then-remaining quantity of 56 F-22As in two annual lots. The study also said that the restructured F-22A program’s increased costs to complete the production “will reduce the Department’s options in fulfilling other important national security priorities.”

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