Pentagon officials scrutinize upgrade for F-22 Raptors

05/19/2011 | Defense News

Top officials at the Defense Department told lawmakers that the hardware and software upgrades for the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet are behind schedule and over budget. "The Increment 3.2 that we're currently working on for the F-22 for our war-fighting customer is taking too long to implement," David Van Buren, procurement chief for the Air Force, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We are working with the company [Lockheed Martin] to try to speed that up and make it more affordable."

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