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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program
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Nuclear Weapons: The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress
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Air Force Aerial Refueling
Aerial refueling aircraft are key to air operations. The U.S. tanker fleet is large and effective, but old. Modernizing or replacing the current fleet of tankers presents the Department of Defense (DOD) with difficult choices in terms of desired capabilities, force structure, and budget. How this fleet will be maintained or replaced, and on what schedule, has proven controversial.
Air Force Aerial Refueling Methods: Flying Boom versus Hose-and-Drogue
Decisions on the composition of the Air Force aerial refueling fleet were made decades ago, when the primary mission was to refuel long-range strategic bombers. Modifications have been made to many of these tanker aircraft (KC-135s and KC-10s) to make them more effective in refueling fighter aircraft. This report, which will be updated, examines the balance between two different refueling methods in today’s refueling fleet — “flying boom” and “hose-and-drogue.”
F/A-22 Raptor
The F-22A Raptor is a next-generation fighter/attack aircraft that features the latest stealth technology to reduce detection by radar. Using more advanced engines and avionics than the current F-15 Eagle, the F-22A is intended to maintain U.S. Air Force capabilities against more sophisticated enemy aircraft and air defenses in the 21st century. This report examines the Air Force’s F-22A Raptor program, including costs and schedule; considers several key issues, and concludes with a synopsis of recent legislative activity on the program.
F/A-22 Raptor
The F-22A Raptor is a next-generation fighter/attack aircraft that features the latest stealth technology to reduce detection by radar. Using more advanced engines and avionics than the current F-15 Eagle, the F-22A is intended to maintain U.S. Air Force capabilities against more sophisticated enemy aircraft and air defenses in the 21st century. This report examines the Air Force’s F-22A Raptor program, including costs and schedule; considers several key issues, and concludes with a synopsis of recent legislative activity on the program.
Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments
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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: How Soon an Arsenal?
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Missile Survey: Ballistic and Cruise Missiles of Selected Foreign Countries
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U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1997-2004
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U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Changes in Policy and Force Structure
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Conventional Warheads for Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides an overview of the Administration’s rationale for the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles. It then reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems. It summarizes congressional reaction to these proposals, then provides a more detailed account of the issues raised by these concepts and programs.
Navy Ship Procurement: Alternative Funding Approaches - Background and Options for Congress
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Navy Ship Procurement: Alternative Funding Approaches - Background and Options for Congress
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V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
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V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
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Project BioShield
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS): Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS): Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS): Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious and Maritime Prepositioning Ship Programs: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress
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Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious and Maritime Prepositioning Ship Programs: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress
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Navy-Marine Corps Amphibious and Maritime Prepositioning Ship Programs: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress
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Cruise Missile Proliferation
Upon the submission of this report, about 75 countries possessed cruise missiles. Many experts predict that anti — ship and land attack cruise missile proliferation will increase in terms of both scope and technological sophistication.
Navy Attack Submarine Force-Level Goal and Procurement Rate: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Attack Submarine Force-Level Goal and Procurement Rate: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy CVN-21 Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy CVN-21 Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress
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Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance
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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1997-2004
This report is prepared annually to provide unclassified quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years. Some general data are provided on worldwide conventional arms transfers, but the principal focus is the level of arms transfers by major weapons suppliers to nations in the developing world. The data in the report illustrate how global patterns of conventional arms transfers have changed in the post-Cold War and post-Persian Gulf War years.
U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990
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Navy Trident Submarine Conversion (SSGN) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Trident Submarine Conversion (SSGN) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Ship Procurement: Alternative Funding Approaches - Background and Options for Congress
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Navy Ship Acquisition: Options for Lower-Cost Ship Designs - Issues for Congress
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Navy Ship Acquisition: Options for Lower-Cost Ship Designs - Issues for Congress
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Navy Ship Acquisition: Options for Lower-Cost Ship Designs - Issues for Congress
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Military Aircraft, the F/A-18EF Super Hornet Program: Background and Issues for Congress
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Unmanned Vehicles for U.S. Naval Forces: Background and Issues for Congress
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Navy Network-Centric Warfare Concept: Key Programs and Issues for Congress
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Navy Network-Centric Warfare Concept: Key Programs and Issues for Congress
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