When and When Not to Accelerate Acquisitions

Defense Acquisition
Nov 4, 2016 · 8 min read
A B-52 Stratofortress taking off from Minot Air Force Base , ND, on March 22. At the conclusion of its projected service life the B-52 weapon system will be over 90 years old. Photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong.
A U.S. Soldier poses for a photograph in front of the first prototype for the U.S. Army RAH-66 Comanche helicopter in an undisclosed location. The Comanche program was ultimately canceled, but provided insight into both integrated avionics and the inclusion of stealth technology on rotary aircraft. Photo by the U.S. Department of Defense.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Judd H. Lyons, the deputy director of the Army National Guard, poses for a photo next to an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, part of a Ground-based Interceptor, while touring the 800-acre Missile Defense Complex at Fort Greely, AK, April 2, 2015. The missile defense system was designed to defend the United States against intermediate and long-range ballistic missile attacks in the midcourse phase of flight, or while they are at their apogee into the exoatmosphere, the region of space just outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Photo by Sgt. Balinda O’Neal.
Marines conducting the a “hot load” on the F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2016. Photo by Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg.

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