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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987

101 STAT. 1039

(A) The modification of aircraft for Special Operations Forces. (B) The purchase or modification of aircraft already equipped with ground collision avoidance capabilities comparable or superior to those required under paragraph (1). (C) The purchase or modification of aircraft undergoing modifications on the date of the enactment of this Act if, in a given case, the interruption of the modification schedule would result in either increased costs or production breaks. (3) Not later than February 1, 1988, the Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report setting forth the Secretary's plan for the purchase or modificacion of transport aircraft equipped with ground collision avoidance systems as required by paragraph (1). (e) A-7 CLOSE AIR SUPPORT AIRCRAFT.—(1) Funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Air Force for fiscal year 1988 for procurement of aircraft may not be obligated for the procurement of equipment, facilities, or services for the modification of A-T aircraft under the A-7 Plus program in excess of $10,000,000 until— (A) the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress, in writing, that— (i) obligation of funds for such procurement will not adversely affect full and open competition in the A-7 close air support program; and (ii) the A-7 plus aircraft is the most cost-effective alternative for modernizing existing close air support and battlefield air interdiction assets of the Department of Defense and contributing to meeting the requirements relating to close air support and battlefield air interdiction established by the Secretary of Defense; (B) the results of the vulnerability study required by the Secretary of Defense with respect to that aircraft demonstrate that the upgraded A-7 plus aircraft meets the vulnerability requirements for that aircraft established by the Secretary; (C) the Secretary of Defense submits the report required by paragraph (2); and (D) a period of 10 calendar days expires after the date on which that report is received. (2) Not later than October 1, 1988, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report containing a master plan for meeting the requirements established by the Secretary relating to close air support and battlefield air interdiction. The master plan submitted— (A) must have been approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition; and (B) shall specify the requirements with respect to equipment, costs, schedule, and acquisition strategy and the roles for active and reserve forces in each of the Armed Forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary for meeting those requirements. (f) T-37 MODIFICATION.—(1) Funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Air Force for fiscal year 1988 for procurement of aircraft may not (except as provided under paragraph (3)) be obligated for the T-37 modification program until— (A) the Secretary of Defense submits the report required by paragraph (2); and

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