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104 STAT. 1510 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 SEC. 213. ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER PROGRAM (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Air Force shall complete the demonstration and validation phase and the design selection process for the Advanced Tactical Fighter for the Air Force. (b) PROHIBITION ON FULL-SCALE DEVELOPMENT.—Funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to this or any other Act for the Air Force for fiscal year 1991, or a prior fiscal year, may not be obligated for full-scale development activities in connection with the Advanced Tactical Fighter of the Air Force. SEC. 214. ARMORED GUN SYSTEM The Secretary of the Army shall prescribe an acquisition plan for the procurement of an armored gun system. The plan shall provide— (1) for acquisition of an armored gun system which is a nondevelopmental item; and (2) for fielding of such system to the first unit during fiscal year 1995 if there is an approved program start for such system by the Office of the Secretary of Defense during fiscal year 1991. SEC. 215. FLEET ELECTRONIC WARFARE SUPPORT GROUP (a) RETIREMENT OF CURRENT AIRCRAFT.—The Secretary of the Navy shall retire the ERA-3B aircraft currently assigned to the Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group not later than September 30, 1993. (b) ACQUISITION OF REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT.—The Secretary of the Navy shall initiate a competition to acquire a replacement aircraft for the Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. The Secretary shall acquire such aircraft by direct procurement or by lease entered into under section 328 of the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 (Public Law 100-456; 102 Stat. 1957). SEC. 216. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE TITAN IV LAUNCH FACILITY Funds appropriated for the Air Force for fiscal year 1991 may be obligated for an additional Titan IV launch facility only if the funds are used to convert the existing Space Launch Complex Six facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, for use as a Titan IV launch facility. SEC. 217. ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE RELAY SYSTEM (a) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary of Defense shall develop and carry out a plan for a system other than, and in the place of, the currently planned MILSTAR communications satellite system to meet requirements for an advanced communications satellite relay system. The system to be developed and carried out shall either be a restructured MILSTAR program or an alternative advanced communications satellite relay system and shall be developed with the objectives of— (1) substantially reducing the cost of the program compared to the present cost of the MILSTAR program as currently planned; (2) increasing the utility of the program for tactical forces; and (3) eliminating unnecessary capabilities for protracted nuclear warfighting missions and operations. OJ) REPORT.— Not later than April 1, 1991, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the