FY98 Program Element Descriptive Summaries / RDDS

02071141F F-117A Squadrons

COST ($ In Thousands) FY 1996 Actual FY 1997 Estimate FY 1998 Estimate FY 1999 Estimate FY 2000 Estimate FY 2001 Estimate FY 2002 Estimate FY 2003 Estimate Cost to Complete Total Cost
3956 F-117A Stealth Fighter 3,647 11,797 9,520 5,251 5,016 2,987 2,440 3,780 TBD TBD
Quantity of RDT&E Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

(U) A. Mission Description and Budget Item Justification

The F-117A is the world's only operational low-observable (LO) combat aircraft. Its combination of stealth and precision weapons delivery capability allows the United States Air Force to hold even the most highly defended targets at risk. This program provides funds to develop improved systems for the F-117A aircraft. These improvements will enhance combat capability while maintaining a safe, reliable, and supportable aircraft. The F-117A is currently planned to be in service at least through the year 2015. The major research budget activity category is operational systems development; in addition, some research being performed is engineering and manufacturing development (EMD). The final F-117A delivery to the Air Force (number 59) was July 1990. The program is well past production; currently the single operational F-117A unit is stationed at Holloman AFB. The program uses Aircraft Procurement Air Force (APAF) modification (BA-5) money for an extensive modification program to keep the F-117A current with operational system and reliability/maintainability upgrades. Some of the modification projects require development efforts before they are integrated into the fleet (RDT&E money). In addition, small amounts of F-117A RDT&E funding, support quick look integration, threat system, and technology quick look studies as required by the user. This program is in budget activity 7, Operational System Development, because all aircraft have been delivered and program is now in its deployment phase.

This project currently provides research and development for multiple modifications for the F-117A weapons system. The first FY 98 RDT&E effort continues the development work for the MIL-STD-1760 Stores Management Processor. This modification will enable the platform to integrate advanced weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) & the Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD). The second FY 98 RDT&E subproject will continue development of new spray coating application techniques and panel access technologies to improve the reliability and maintainability of the weapon system. This modification will allow the weapon system to move towards a single configuration for all F-117 airframes. This subproject will also include efforts to move the weapon system towards a single configuration of leading edges compatible with the overall Low Observable aircraft system. The next modification will develop a new fuel tank inerting system which will conform to environmental standards. The current aircraft inerting system uses halon, an ozone layer depleting chemical which is being withdrawn from service.

(U) A. Mission Description and Budget Item Justification - Continued

(U) FY 1996 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $1,839 Development work on Stores Management system Processor (SMP) (formerly known as MIL-STD-1760)
(U) $1,808 Development work on Single Configuration Fleet (SCF) (formerly known as RAM recoating)
(U) $3,647 Total

(U) FY 1997 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $5,227 Continue development work on SMP
(U) $4,420 Continue development work on SCF
(U) $2,150 Development work on Ozone Depleting Chemical
(U) $11,797 Total

(U) FY 1998 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $4,958 Continue development work on SMP
(U) $4,264 Continue development work on SCF
(U) $298 Smart weapons integration
(U) $9,520 Total

(U) FY 1999 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $4,855 Continue development work on SMP
(U) $396 Continue smart weapons integration
(U) $5,251 Total

(U) B. Program Change Summary ($ in Thousands)

FY 1996

FY 1997

FY 1998

FY 1999


(U) Previous President's Budget 3,881 12,050 5,001 0 TBD
(U) Appropriated Value 3,881 12,050
(U) Adjustments to Appropriated Value
a. Cong Gen Reductions -82 -253
b. SBIR -81
c. Omnibus or Other Above Threshold Reprogram 30
d. Below Threshold Reprogramming -3
e. Recissions -38
(U) Adjustments to Budget Years Since FY 1997 PB 4,519 5,251
(U) Current Budget Submit/FY98 PB 3,647 11,797 9,520 5,251 TBD

(U) Change Summary Explanation:

Funding: See Technical Summary below.


Technical: Additional funds ($4.6M) were provided in FY98 for the continuation of the Single Configuration Fleet modification ($4.3M) and the initiation of Smart Weapons Integration effort ($.3M). Additional funds ($5.3M) were also provided in FY99 for the continuation of the Smart Weapons Integration effort ($.4M) and the continuation of the Stores Management system Processor modification ($4.9M).

(U) C. Other Program Funding Summary ($ in Thousands)

FY 1996

FY 1997

FY 1998

FY 1999

FY 2000

FY 2001

FY 2002

FY 2003




(U) Aircraft Procurement (BA-5), Appn 3010/BP1100, AF F117A Squadrons, PE 27141F










(U) Other Procurement (BA-5), Appn 3080, AF

F117A Squadrons, PE 27141F











(U) D. Schedule Profile
FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
(U) F3 IRADS (RDT&E Start FY93, Retrofit Start Mar 95, Finish Jan 97) F
(U) RNIP+ (RDT&E Start Aug 91, Retrofit Start Oct 96 Finish Jun 00) R
(U) AP-102 Computer Upgrade (Retrofit Start Oct 96, Finish Jun 00) R
(U) SMP (RDT&E Start Jul 96; Retrofit Start Oct 99 Finish Sep 03) D
(U) SCF (RDT&E Start Apr 96, Retrofit Start Oct 99 Finish Mar 04) D
(U) HI-Pressure Turbine Cooling Plate Retrofit CA FY 2/98, Finish FY 3/01 R
(U) High Temperature Edges Retrofit CA

FY 2/93, Finish FY 2/98

(U) Single Configuration Fleet Retrofit CA

FY 2/99, Finish FY 3/04

(U) Stores Management Processor Upgrade Retrofit Contract Award (CA) FY 2/99, Finish FY 1/02 R
(U) Replace Life-Limited Skin Panels & Web retrofit CA FY 2/99, Finish FY 2/04 R
(U) Ozone Depleting Chemical upgrade (RDT&E Start Feb 97, Retrofit Start Jan 99 Finish Dec 03) D F

(U) Smart Weapons Integration (RDT&E Start Oct 97) D

D = Development, R = Retrofit, F = Finish

(U) A. Project Cost Breakdown ($ in Thousands)
FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
(U) Development work on SMP (MIL-STD-1760) 1,839 5,227 4,958 4,855
(U) Development work on SCF (RAM recoating) 1,808 4,420 4,264
(U) Development work on Ozone Depleting Chemical 2,150
(U) Smart weapons integration 298 396
(U) Total 3,647 11,797 9,520 5,251

(U) B. Budget Acquisition History and Planning Information ($ in Thousands)

Performing Organizations:

Contractor or Government Performing Activity
Contract Method/Type or Funding Vehicle

Award or Obligation Date

Performing Activity EAC

Project Office



Prior to

FY 1996


FY 1996


FY 1997


FY 1998


FY 1999

Budget to Compl

Total Program
Product Development Organizations
Smart Wpn Integration Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, CA Allot 1 Oct 97 contin. contin. 0 0 298 396 11,800 12,196

Single Configuration Fleet

(RAM Recoat Modification)

Wright Laboratory, Signature technology office AF 616 Apr 96 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 100
Sandia Labs, Albuquerque NM MIPR May 96 4,000 4,000 500 2,620 780 0 0 3,900
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (RAM), Palmdale CA T&M Jun 96 6,558 6,558 1,208 1,800 3,484 0 0 6,492

Ozone Depleting Modification
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (Ozone), Palmdale CA CPFF Feb 97 2,200 2,200 0 2,150 0 0 0 2,150
SMS Processor

(Mil-Std-1760 modification)

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (1760), Palmdale CA CPAF Jul 96 19,439 19,439 1,839 5,227 4,958 4,855 2,400 19,279

Support and Management Organizations N/A

Test and Evaluation Organizations N/A

Government Furnished Property: N/A

Subtotal Product Development 3,647 11,797 9,520 5,251 14,200 44,415
Subtotal Support and Management
Subtotal Test and Evaluation
Total Project 3,647 11,797 9,520 5,251 14,200 44,415