Air Force Chief Michael Moseley told CongressDaily that over-budget programs and ones far behind schedule could find themselves at risk not just from Congress, but also from his own office.
“I don’t believe Congress will be sending unsolicited pots of gold to the Department of Defense,” Moseley said in reference to the notion that the Air Force would be able to replace its aging F-15s on a one-for-one basis with the F/A-22.
Raytheon won a $45.5 million contract for more Paveway II kits that make dumb bombs into smart bombs. These add-ons home in on laser light reflected off a target. They do not have the bells and whistles offered by the Enhanced Paveway II, which includes GPS-aided inertial navigation that allows for more accurate use in inclement weather. 8,700 Paveway II’s were dropped in Operation Iraqi Freedom, making it the most used air-based munition in that conflict.