Skip to comments.Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Program Office Forms Global Sustainment Plan
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:14:57 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 Joint Program Office, has said the organization has developed a framework to sustain F-35 fighter jets and boost competition globally, Defense News reported Sunday.
Aaron Mehta writes that JPO plans to group the F-35 user base into North America, Europe and Pacific regional categories and evaluate required sustainment work in each region.
Were trying to build in a system that provides enough flexibility while at the same time gaining the synergy of everyone sticking together, Bogdan told Defense News.
Bogdan believes the strategy could also lead to steady job gains and generate cost savings on a global scale, according to Mehtas article.
Defense News reports the JPO plans to assign sustainment roles under the F-35 program and a selected country would have guaranteed share of maintenance business for that nations fighter jet fleet.
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