F-35 ACURL Mission data reprogramming Oz, UK & Canada?

Program progress, politics, orders, and speculation
  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

spazsinbad

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 24395
  • Joined: 05 May 2009, 21:31
  • Location: ɐıןɐɹʇsn∀¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Warnings: -2

Unread post30 Apr 2014, 03:36

Bloody Canucks Again - WTF - Pay Up or GET OUT! :devil:

Canada still involved in F-35 programming
19 Aug 2013 DAVID PUGLIESE Postmedia News

"Canada is still involved in the planning of a $650 million computer programming facility for the F-35 aircraft, but is holding off paying its share of the project until the government makes a decision on whether to buy the fighter aircraft.

The facility for reprogramming the software-intensive stealth fighter would be operated by Canada, Britain and Australia. Canadian military officers are currently involved in the early stages of the project, according to Department of National Defence documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen.

But the Conservative government's decision to rethink its F-35 purchase is limiting the country's ability to influence the establishment of the software reprogramming infrastructure for the high-tech jet, warned the September 2012 briefing note for then-associate defence minister Bernard Valcourt.

"An inability from Canada to make financial commitments to a reprogramming solution for the F-35 will transfer the financial burden of ongoing activities to JSF Partners, restricting Canada's ability to influence requirements (in the) development and design of the program solution," it added.

If Canada decides to get involved in the facility it will be required to catch up with a financial contribution for a third of the $650 million. The costs will be included in a submission to the Treasury Board for a new fighter aircraft once the government finishes its review of that purchase, the briefing note pointed out.

As many as 15 to 20 Canadian military personnel would be assigned to the software laboratory.

The documents, obtained through the Access to Information law, indicate that Canada's participation in the F-35 program continues even as funding for the jet is temporarily frozen....

...Public Works official Lucie Brosseau stated in an email to the Citizen that Canada has not committed to participating in the software facility, nor has it contributed any funds.

SOURCE: http://www2.canada.com/components/print ... df42400eba
A4G Skyhawk: www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ & www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/videos?view_as=subscriber
Offline

SpudmanWP

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 8408
  • Joined: 12 Oct 2006, 19:18
  • Location: California

Unread post30 Apr 2014, 16:55

spazsinbad wrote:Bloody Canucks Again - WTF - Pay Up or GET OUT!


AKA "SH*T or get off the Pot"
"The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."
Offline
User avatar

XanderCrews

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 6392
  • Joined: 16 Oct 2012, 19:42

Unread post30 Apr 2014, 17:17

The documents, obtained through the Access to Information law, indicate that Canada's participation in the F-35 program continues even as funding for the jet is temporarily frozen....


This is news? I always enjoy pointing this out.
Choose Crews
Offline
User avatar

spazsinbad

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 24395
  • Joined: 05 May 2009, 21:31
  • Location: ɐıןɐɹʇsn∀¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Warnings: -2

Unread post19 Apr 2015, 15:34

Contract: Lockheed, $150.6M
09 April 2015 David Tortorano

"Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $150,609,953 fixed-price-incentive contract to provide an integrated reprogramming capability to build, test, modify, and field F-35 mission data files for Australia and the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be completed in December 2018. International partner funds in the amount of $150,609,953 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Governments of Australia (55 percent) and United Kingdom (45 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-15-C-0105). (Source: DoD, 04/09/15) Gulf Coast note: Groundbreaking for the Australia, Canada [a 'Curly One' - (question)?], United Kingdom Reprogramming Lab (ACURL) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will be this summer."

Source: http://gcacnews.blogspot.com.au/2015/04 ... 1506m.html
A4G Skyhawk: www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ & www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/videos?view_as=subscriber
Previous

Return to Program and politics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron