Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/356

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105 STAT. 1308 PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 (D) An assessment of the extent to which completed Air Force testing of the CORE program validates claims that installation of the CORE capability fleetwide would reduce logistics requirements and maintenance costs and increase B-1 operational availability. (E) An assessment of the maturity of the CORE program and whether testing to date is adequate to support a procurement decision. (3) The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (h) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EVALUATION AND REPORT. —(1) The Secretary of Defense shall evaluate the costs and effectiveness of taking various actions to maintain or enhance the capabilities of the B-IB bomber aircraft and shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the results of the evaluation. (2) The report required by paragraph (1) shall include the following matters: (A) A comparison of the projected 20-year life-cycle costs of maintaining the B-IB bomber aircraft— (i) with the current configuration of the ALQ-161A ECM system; (ii) with the CORE configuration of the ALQ-161A ECM system; and (iii) with the modification and installation of an existing ECM suite, such as the ALQ-172 system on B-52 bombers. (B) A comparison of the projected operational availability of the B-IB bomber aircraft for conventional and nuclear bombing missions— (i) with the current configuration of the ALQ-161A ECM svstem* (ii) with the CORE configuration of the ALQ-161A ECM system; and (iii) with the modification and installation of an existing ECM suite, such as the ALQ-172 system on B-52 bombers. (C) An assessment of the costs and effectiveness of taking various actions to maintain or enhance the penetration capabilities of the B-IB bomber aircraft, to include— (i) undertaking the CORE modification of the ALQ-161A ECM system; (ii) adding and integrating radar warning receivers for situation awareness into the B-IB bomber aircraft; (iii) undertaking the augmentations of the B-IB bomber aircraft evaluated in the report to Congress required by section 121(e) of Public Law 101-189 (103 Stat. 1379); (iv) implementing the modifications identified in the General Accounting Office report entitled "B-IB Cost and Performance" (GAO/NSIAD 89-55); and (v) providing all conventional capabilities currently available on or planned for B-52G, B-52H, and B-2 bombers. (D) A detailed plan for making each modification of B-IB bomber aircraft proposed for fiscal years 1992 through 1999, including— (i) the schedule for the modification; (ii) the cost of the modification for each such fiscal year; and