By John Birkler
Safeguard policymakers within the U.S. anticipate that the Joint Strike Fighter will play a serious function in U.S. and allied army forces throughout the first half the century. the dep. of Defense's present Joint Strike Fighter axquisition method is a winner-take-all festival pitting Lockeed Martin opposed to Boeing. This process has raised issues of no matter if pageant can be retained after Lockheed Martin or Boeing is chosen to start engineering and production improvement.
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The task of the EMD contractor or contractors is to bring development to the point at which transition to production can begin. EMD contracts usually call for some initial output of fully productionconfigured units at low production rates, which enables manufacturing and production processes to be validated. There is a heavy emphasis on testing to ensure that specifications are met and that the system is operationally effective and operationally suitable. In EMD contractor selection, cost receives substantially more attention than it does in earlier phases.
Furthermore, there is some evidence of financial benefit from competitive reprocurement. Extra Management Effort. Competition increases the workload of the Program Office. This extra work stems from two sources: planning for the competition and ensuring fairness. If a competition is to be beneficial, extensive planning for the competitive steps is necessary. The request for proposal (RFP) must be prepared and the source-selection process designed; the Program Office must comply with certain regulations designed to ensure the fairness of the competition, which involves special security to deal with competition-sensitive material, special reports, etc.
Fourteen preproduction flighttest aircraft will be built and flown during EMD. The first aircraft to be delivered are planned to be the CTOL variant to the Air Force and the STOVL variant to the Marine Corps in 2008. S. Navy (CV) and United Kingdom (STOVL variant) aircraft are planned to be delivered in 2010. This page intentionally blank Chapter 3 Competition During Production: Benefit or Liability? The JSF program has been intensely competitive since 1996. The present plan calls for one of the two firms currently flight testing demonstrator aircraft, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to be eliminated in fall 2001.