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Unread post15 Jan 2020, 02:51

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1ZE00D

The cloud-based version of ALIS previously referred to (at least once) as "ALIS Next Gen" is being rebranded as "ODIN"; Operational Data Integrated Network.

I'm sure the main reason for this is to try differentiate this new system from ALIS and problems that have plagued it in the past, but to be fair, ODIN will more or less run a different architecture. Here's hoping they're also going after various other issues that have frustrated maintainers (and that this cloud-based system is sufficiently resilient to situations where there's limited network connectivity).
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Unread post16 Jan 2020, 08:46

Moving away from ALIS is a great idea, however going for ODIN is a mistake -- clearly they should have selected LOKE instead (Logistics Operational Key Enterprise) :)
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Unread post16 Jan 2020, 09:07

loke wrote:Moving away from ALIS is a great idea, however going for ODIN is a mistake -- clearly they should have selected LOKE instead (Logistics Operational Key Enterprise) :)



Tell us more.... :wink:
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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 06:13

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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 18:55

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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 19:21

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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 20:17

ODIN - Overhaul Diagnostics Intelligence Networking
Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 21:14

is that the real acronym?
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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 21:47

Overhaul Diagnostics Intelligence Networking - made it up

I believe the real acronym is: Operational Data Integrated Network
Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post26 Feb 2020, 08:05

Based on an evaluation of operational parameters, the Secretary of the Air Force hasidentified the 115 FWinMadison, Wisconsinas the preferred alternativefor the 5thOperational Beddown,and the 187 FWinMontgomery, Alabamaas the preferred alternative for the 6thOperational Beddown.


Both are replacing F-16 sqns.
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Unread post26 Feb 2020, 08:35

weasel1962 wrote:
Based on an evaluation of operational parameters, the Secretary of the Air Force hasidentified the 115 FWinMadison, Wisconsinas the preferred alternativefor the 5thOperational Beddown,and the 187 FWinMontgomery, Alabamaas the preferred alternative for the 6thOperational Beddown.


Both are replacing F-16 sqns.



What did I miss??? This was made official sometime ago.........


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Air Force Selects Alabama, Wisconsin Air National Guard for F-35s

The F-35 is going to get red tails and fly with cheeseheads. The Air Force on Thursday picked the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing and the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing to transition to the F-35 from their current F-16 fleets. “Selecting Truax Field and Dannelly Field will increase Air National Guard F-35A units providing fifth generation airpower around the world,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a release. The Air Force announced in December 2016 that Dannelly Field and Truax Field were finalists, along with Guard bases in Idaho, Florida, and Michigan. Burlington AGS, Vt., has already been selected to receive the first Air National Guard F-35s. The aircraft are expected to begin arriving in Alabama and Wisconsin in 2023. Each location will get 18 primary aircraft, said Brig. Gen. Randal Efferson, chief of staff of the Alabama Air National Guard, during a press conference announcing the decision. Dannelly Field will also get about $20 million to build up infrastructure for the F-35s, Efferson said. —Brian Everstine

https://www.airforcemag.com/daily/alaba ... ming-soon/
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Unread post26 Feb 2020, 15:23

weasel1962 wrote:
marauder2048 wrote:
weasel1962 wrote:Increase of A$3.3b from A$13.2b 2014 to A$16.5b 2019 was due mostly to exchange rate (AUD was A$1.06 - US$1 in Jun 2014 and A$1.42 to US$1 in Jun 2019).


While there is some currency hedging in JPO, the general absence of currency hedging in
procurement agencies is really baffling.

Not a criticism of Australia since DOD and most other agencies don't hedge either; the UK MOD being one
that I've seen that hedges to any noticeable extent.


Difficult to comment as I don't have an inside view. In many organisations, hedging may be performed on an aggregated basis e.g. at the finance ministry level so there could be hedging but just not possible to attribute to a specific project like the Air 6000 because of the aggregation. Also can't discount the possibility of natural hedges i.e. offset against other foreign currency receipts. I don't think individual ministries would have dedicated treasury staff to handle hedging. This would more likely be a finance ministry responsibility so I'd withhold any negative comments without more clarity.


Defence operates on a ‘no win, no loss’ funding basis. Dept, Finance handles the currency aspect, so defence is insured against fluctuations so it never loses out and blows out it’s approved budgets, but it never gets to win either, any “profit” it makes via positive currency fluctuations, get handed back to Treasury...
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Unread post26 Feb 2020, 19:30

Corsair1963 wrote:....Burlington AGS, Vt., has already been selected to receive the first Air National Guard F-35s. The aircraft are expected to begin arriving in Alabama and Wisconsin in 2023. Each location will get 18 primary aircraft, said Brig. Gen. Randal Efferson...


Burlington ANG has received 14 F-35A (todate), Lots 11& 12.
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