In response to current threat assessments, the Air Force is accelerating the software portions of its Increment 3.2 upgrade for the F-22 fleet, David Van Buren, USAF's acting acquisition czar, told House lawmakers, March 24, 2010. "Increment 3.2 Accelerated" will provide "significant additional electronic protection, Link 16 improvements, and a better combat identification capability," he said. Development of these features should be completed in Fiscal 2013. At a later point, F-22s will receive the full Increment 3.2 upgrade. Here, an F-22 from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, arrives at Andersen AFB, Guam, for a normal rotation of US combat forces into the Pacific region, Jan. 18, 2010.
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