Update: Australia Consolidates F-35 MRO Support

Update: Australia Consolidates F-35 MRO Support
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) and Lockheed Martin Australia have agreed to consolidate the corporation’s provision of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft under one contract.<br />The DoD said on 1 August that a new five-year deal –...

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) and Lockheed Martin Australia have agreed to consolidate the corporation’s provision of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft under one contract.

The DoD said on 1 August that a new five-year deal – worth AUD91 million (USD62 million) – will “streamline operational support for Australia’s F-35A aircraft”. It added that the agreement consolidates existing arrangements provided through the US F-35 Joint Program Office into “one Australian-managed contract with Lockheed Martin Australia”.

The agreement relates to the F-35 logistics system – known as the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) – which provides fault diagnosis, maintenance management, supply support, mission planning, and training management.

Source: www.janes.com