Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 and Oversight of Prevously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Heraing on Fiscal Year 2013 Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Tactical Aviation Programs, Hearing Held March 20, 2012   [open pdf - 6MB]

From opening statement of Silvestre Reyes: "Today's hearing on Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force tactical aviation programs will focus on some, as the chairman just articulated, very challenging issues. First among these issues is how to keep the F--35 program on track, while we also modernize the rest of our tactical aviation fleet. However, I think that keeping the big picture in perspective is also important. Despite the recent round of proposed reductions, it appears to me that the United States will remain the world's undisputed leader in military aircraft capability for many years to come. We retain that lead not just because of the aircraft that DOD buys, but also because of the decades of knowledge our aviation industrial base has with respect to building sensors, advanced weapons, stealth capability and other aircraft features that other nations can only hope to some day have available." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Silverstre Reyes, Roscoe G. Bartlett, James M. Holmes, Frank Kendall, W. Mark Skinner, Michael J. Sullivan, David M. Van Buren, David J. Venlet, Mark S. Critz, Walter B. Jones, Frank A. LoBiondo, Michael Turner, and Joe Wilson.

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H.A.S.C. No. 112-119; House Armed Services Committee No. 112-119
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