Название: Review of the A-12 Aircraft Program
Издательство: U.S. Air Force
Формат: PDF в RAR
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Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Lockheed A-12 (Локхид А-12) — американский высотный самолёт-разведчик, разработанный для ЦРУ США секретным отделением корпорации Lockheed Corporation — Skunk works.
In 1984, the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed the Navy to develop and acquire the A-12 aircraft as a replacement for the Navy A-6 Intruder aircraft, the primary all-weather medium-attack aircraft. The Deputy also directed that the A-12 aircraft achieve initial operational capability not later than 1994. The Air Force had planned to procure a variant of the A-12 aircraft to replace the F-111 aircraft. The original Air Force plan called for initial delivery to occur in FY 1995. In November 1984, two contractor teams (McDonnell Douglas Corporation (MDC)/General Dynamics Corporation (GD) and Northrop/Grumman/ Vought) were awarded contracts for concept formulation. Both teams continued into demonstration validation under contracts awarded in June 1986.