Live Fire Testing of the F-22

Live Fire Testing of the F-22

by Committee on the Study of Live Fire Survivability Testing of the F-22 Aircraft, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309053331

ISBN-13: 9780309053334

Pub. Date: 07/31/1995

Publisher: National Academies Press

The Live Fire Test Law mandates realistic survivability and lethality testing of covered systems or programs. A provision of the law permits the Secretary of Defense to waive tests if live fire testing would be "unreasonably expensive and impractical." Though no waiver was requested before the F-22 program entered engineering and manufacturing development, the

Overview

The Live Fire Test Law mandates realistic survivability and lethality testing of covered systems or programs. A provision of the law permits the Secretary of Defense to waive tests if live fire testing would be "unreasonably expensive and impractical." Though no waiver was requested before the F-22 program entered engineering and manufacturing development, the Defense Department later asked that Congress enact legislation to permit a waiver to be granted retroactively. Rather than enact such legislation, Congress requested a study to explore the pros and cons of full-scale, full-up testing for the F-22 aircraft program. The book discusses the origin of testing requirements, evaluates the practicality, affordability, and cost-benefit of live fire tests, and examines the role of testing, modeling, and data bases in vulnerability assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309053334
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
07/31/1995
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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