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25 Oct 18. Some F-35s grounded again for new round of inspections. The F-35 Joint Program Office temporarily has halted flight operations for a number of F-35s with higher flight hours after finding two new parts that will require inspection on older models of the jets. A spokesman for the F-35 JPO, who confirmed the issue exclusively to Defense News and Marine Corps Times, declined to detail exactly how many jets may possibly be grounded as a result of the inspections. However, one source close to the program said that only a couple dozen F-35Bs meet the criteria where an operational pause would be necessary.
“The joint government and industry technical team has completed their assessment of the fuel supply tubes within the Pratt & Whitney engine on F-35 aircraft,” the F-35 Joint Program Office announced in a statement. “In addition to the previously identified failed tube, the analysis has identified two additional fuel supply tubes that require inspection.”
Some of the older engines with higher flight hours may require additional fuel tube replacements.
“While the two additional fuel tubes have not failed, engineering data collected during the ongoing investigation established the requirement for a time-phased inspection based on engine flight hours,” the Joint Program Office said in an emailed statement. “The procedure to inspect and replace can be done by flightline maintenance without removing the engine.”
F-35s that have not reached the “inspection requirements” are continuing normal flight operations, according to the Joint Program Office.
A source close to the program said the two additional tubes currently being inspected are made by the same supplier and using the same method as the initial tube that was found to be faulty and resulted in a fleetwide grounding this month.
Because the Marine Corps’ F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing jets are subject to different stresses than the other models, only B models that have reached a certain number of flight hours will be grounded for inspections. F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft and F-35C carrier takeoff and landing jets, however, will have tubes replaced as part of normal phased maintenance.
The Marine Corps air station out of Beaufort, South Carolina, told Marine Corps Times that its F-35Bs are cleared to fly.
“We are conducting our inspections of all our aircraft, per the JPO statement,” Lt. Sam Stephenson, a Marine spokesperson for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, said in an emailed statement.
There are also F-35Bs embarked with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Essex.
The 13th MEU is currently operating in the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the F-35 air vehicle, referred questions to the JPO and to Pratt & Whitney.
“We’re continuing to work with Pratt and Whitney, the F-35 Joint Program Office, the U.S. Services and our international customers to minimize impact to the fleet,” the company said in a statement. “Pratt and Whitney builds the F135 engine and contracts directly with the F-35 Joint Program Office — and they can best address technical questions related to the engine.”
On Oct. 11, the Pentagon announced it had temporarily grounded its entire fleet of F-35s due to a suspected issue with a fuel tube. The grounding was driven by findings from the first F-35B crash near Beaufort on Sept. 28. The pilot in that incident safely ejected from the aircraft. (Source: Defense News)
25 Oct 18. NSPA and OCCAR enter 4th SLA to support Airbus A400M aircraft. Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has entered into a collaboration with the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) to continue support to the A400M military transport aircraft. The two organisations have signed the fourth amendment to the A400M service level agreement (SLA), which has been designed to cover the period between next year and 2021.
Under the partnership, the Nato procurement agency is committed to providing services in the area of electronic, automated and integrated logistic support to the Airbus A400 community.
The aircraft community comprises OCCAR in addition to other participating states, including Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, the UK and Turkey. More than 36,000 supply orders have been placed for the A400M Atlas aircraft programme to date.
The current SLA extension will allow customers and contractors to continue and expand on managing their order lifecycle through NSPA automation and integration services.
On 21 February 2014, NSPA and OCCAR signed the four-year SLA for the next-generation Atlas military aircraft following several years of preparatory and negotiation work with OCCAR and the participating European nations. NSPA is responsible for the delivery of electronic materiel support services, namely acquisition of A400M aircraft spares in electronic and automated manner over the four-year period of the programme. The Airbus-built A400M Atlas is an advanced and certified airlifter that has the capability to carry strategic loads and deliver them to tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. With a maximum range of 4,800nm, the military aircraft can perform tactical and strategic airlift missions, in addition to conducting air-to-air refuelling operations. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
24 Oct 18. BAE Systems’ Epiphany automatically completes, stores sensitive forms. Key Points:
- Epiphany could cut down on labour intensive compliance documentation work
- BAE Systems repository will store all relevant project information
BAE Systems has developed a new information security and risk management framework (RMF) tool that searches an organisation’s historical data and automatically completes many standard compliance documents helping to increase productivity and reduce manpower.
Epiphany uses electronic workflows, centralised storage, and smart data optimisation features to cut down on hours of labour and documentation and put enterprise data to work to solve agency challenges, BAE Systems said.
By answering common organisational process questions, Epiphany can automate complex and time consuming processes, including the completion of detailed regulatory paperwork, while safeguarding the processing, storing, and transmission of critical national security and weapon system information, BAE Systems said.
(Source: IHS Jane’s)
25 Oct 18. BAE sharpens Hawks’ talons. BAE Systems Australia has successfully inducted the final Hawk Mk 127 lead-in trainer aircraft into its Williamtown maintenance facility ahead of its upgrade, which will make the Royal Australian Air Force’s Hawks among the most advanced of its type in the world. The Australian Hawk Mk 127 fleet has been an integral part of the fast jet training system since 2001, enabling the RAAF to graduate highly trained aircrew for life in the cockpits of combat aircraft including F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. The project to upgrade the 33 aircraft fleet began in 2016. The upgrade of this last aircraft in 2019 will complete the strategically important Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program.
BAE Systems Australia chief executive Gabby Costigan said, “The upgraded BAE Systems Hawk aircraft provides the RAAF with a similar capability as the most modern Hawk aircraft around the world.”
With this highly capable upgraded Hawk aircraft, the RAAF has a lead-in fighter that is ready to deliver high calibre pilots for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter.
The RAAF has been conducting new introductory fighter courses with the upgraded Hawks already in service.
Each upgraded Hawk aircraft provides new training capabilities including simulated radar, electronic warfare, digital mapping, ground proximity warning system and traffic collision avoidance. The upgrade also includes the replacement of two legacy synthetic training devices with three full mission simulators provided by CAE.
“It’s also testament to all involved that the upgrade program has been delivered without adversely impacting the training of the RAAF’s fast jet aircrew, which is a significant achievement,” Costigan explained.
Hawk has seen service with 18 different nations and delivered more than 4 million flying hours, preparing tens of thousands of pilots for life in a frontline combat aircraft.
Australia bought 33 Hawk aircraft in the 1990s. Most of the aircraft were assembled at Williamtown, NSW.
The Hawk Mk 127 is a tandem, two-seat jet aircraft. It is used to prepare the RAAF’s fast jet aircrew for operational conversion to the F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18 Super Hornet and the F-35 JSF.
Hawk is designed to look, feel and function like the latest generation of front-line combat aircraft. The heads-up display and full-colour multi-functional displays are supported by the latest generation mission computers that can provide display data representative of the latest combat aircraft, such as Typhoon and F-35, and the latest navigational aids, such as a digital moving map. (Source: Defence Connect)
24 Oct 18. Lockheed Martin explores robot-assisted 3D printing. A Lockheed Martin-led team is investigating the prospect of using robots to improve the quality of parts produced by additive manufacturing. Under a two-year USD5.8m US Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract, the team will develop software models and sensor modifications to develop robots that are capable of determining defects at an early stage during a 3D-manufacturing process for improved parts consistency. Lockheed Martin said in a statement that this is crucial as 3D-printed parts become increasingly common. The team includes Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado School of Mines, Iowa State University, Wolf Robotics, and GKN, which are responsible for robot programming, America Makes for data storage and transport, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
24 Oct 18. Boeing’s Tapestry to provide ITV system for US Army CENTCOM. The US Army has awarded a contract to Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions for the delivery of an in-transit visibility (ITV) system. Under the deal, the company will provide ITV for ground transportation logistics in the US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of operations. Through the agreement, Tapestry Solutions will deploy its global distribution management system (GDMS) software in Kuwait and partner nations Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Jordan. The ITV system will help track and manage civilian contractors who provide army equipment and supplies throughout Kuwait, the Trans-Arabian network and Iraq. The Tapestry system will supplement the current radio frequency ITV infrastructure of the military in the region. In addition, it will provide a common operating picture as supplies are transported to tactical operations centres, movement control teams and higher military echelons.
Tapestry Solutions Global Sales and Marketing vice-president Michael Spencer said: “The award further illustrates our customers’ confidence in our products, services and people. Our dedicated GDMS team manages thousands of transportation movements per month in Afghanistan, working 24 hours a day to safeguard people, data and cargo. We look forward to providing the same level of exceptional service in surrounding nations.”
The current contract expands upon the company’s ongoing GDMS / ITV programme in Afghanistan. It includes one base year with one-year options. Tapestry’s GDMS serves as a central data fusion system that allows the US military to have near real-time visibility, tracking metrics and accountability for registered commercial vehicles. The ITV system helps support transportation management requests, captures actual delivery times, supports invoicing and validates demurrage charges. Work on the project is scheduled to commence immediately.
Last year, Tapestry secured a five-year contract from the US Army to support ground ITV in Afghanistan. (Source: army-technology.com)
23 Oct 18. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $192,660,310 modification (P00071) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0018 for Gray Eagle performance-based logistics. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of April 23, 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $41,825,728 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
22 Oct 18. Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”) has entered into a long term exclusive agreement with Cascade Aerospace (Cascade) as the preferred installation provider for KDA’s DFQMS™ (Digital Fuel Quantity Measurement Solution) upgrade. Under the agreement, Cascade will complete the DFQMS™ installation design and certification for the C-130 Hercules aircraft type. Cascade will be the exclusive supplier of the A-Kit (wiring harnesses that are external to the fuel tanks, installation hardware, and brackets), utilizing Cascade proprietary manufactured parts. Cascade will also provide customer engineering support for field installations worldwide.
“Kellstrom Defense is excited to work with Cascade Aerospace on the DFQMS™ A-Kit and system certification,” stated Scott Wooden, KDA Engineered Products Segment Leader. “This partnership will enable us to offer the improved performance and reliability of our new fuel quantity indication system and provide a seamless upgrade for global C-130 operators. Cascade’s years of C-130 experience as well as being a Lockheed Martin authorized C-130 Hercules Service Center makes them an ideal partner to certify this needed platform upgrade.”
22 Oct 18. Savi Receives Orders from Two Major U.S. Defense Agencies for Active RFID Tags. Savi®, an innovator in big data/machine learning analytic solutions, supply chain management software, and sensor technology, today announced that it has received orders from two major U.S. defense agencies for high-performance, data-rich, active RFID tags. The orders are a continuation of Savi’s 28 years supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and allied partners’ automatic identification needs. The combined orders of more than 48,000 active RFID tags will join over one million Savi active RFID tags currently deployed by the DoD and international militaries around the world.
“These orders continue to signal strong support for the use of active RFID devices within the in-transit visibility network,” said Rosemary Johnston, Senior Vice President of Operations, Savi Technology. “Through improved visibility, the DoD and international military logisticians are able to make timely decisions on parts availability for critical weapon system maintenance, and timely delivery of food, clothing, munitions, and fuel without the need to order ‘just in case’ safety stocks.”
Savi is currently the sole provider for the DoD RFID-IV contract (#W52P1J-14-D-0014), which has a $102m ceiling and is in its second and final option year.
As the government considers requirements for the upcoming RFID-V contract, Savi is offering new IoT sensors that quickly communicate RFID information anywhere in the world using cellular transmission capabilities, no infrastructure required. Adding these next-generation sensors to the existing active RFID support will allow the DoD to improve their ability to mitigate risk, reduce excess inventory, and streamline asset management for greater efficiency and in-theater effectiveness.
“Military and civilian government agencies around the world seek next-generation supply chain and asset management visibility solutions. Savi is excited to share our communications-capable IoT sensor technology, which provides lower-cost, in-transit visibility wherever the U.S. military needs it,” said Johnston. “Savi’s goal is to help government and militaries support mission readiness, avoid supply chain disruptions and control inventory costs—we believe our new IoT sensors will be a good supplement to today’s robust active RFID network.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
21 Oct 18. The US Navy will have to pony up and race the clock to avoid a sealift capacity collapse. The U.S. surge sealift fleet, the ships needed to help transport up to 90 percent of the Army’s and Marine Corps’ gear by sea if the U.S. had to fight a war against a great power, will be facing a full-blown modernization crisis by the end of the 2020s if the Navy can’t arrest its decline, according to a Navy report sent to Congress earlier this year.
The sealift fleet, already hampered by rising maintenance costs and personnel shortages, will begin to dip below what the Defense Department has determined is its required capacity starting in the early 2020s. But the force will start a precipitous decline as the bulk of the Ready Reserve Force ships hit their 50-year service lives starting in 2028.
That date corresponds to the expected nadir of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine fleet, when the retirement of the Los Angeles-class boats drops the overall number of attack boats from today’s 52 to only 42 subs.
The shortfall in surge sealift ships, combined with a shortage of Navy surface ships to escort them and subs to watch their back, will rapidly create a dire situation for the Department of Defense. And while Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ DoD pours money into making the force more lethal, by the end of the 2020s it will face the prospect of cascading down a sealift capacity cliff that will leave the U.S without the capacity to bring its more lethal capabilities to bear.
Study after study conducted from 1992 through 2013 shows the DoD requirement for government-owned sealift capacity is 15.3 million square feet, with 19.6 million square feet needed overall, the extra capacity coming from 60 U.S.-flagged commercial ships in the Maritime Security Program available to the military in a crisis.
Those government-owned ships include 26 Military Sealift Command pre-positioning ships, 46 ships in the Ready Reserve Force and 15 MSC-owned roll-on/roll-off surge force ships. Many of the ships in the Ready Reserve Force run on obsolete steam propulsion, which has created severe manning issues for the Maritime Administration, which runs the force.
A Navy report sent to Congress in March, titled “Sealift That the Nation Needs,” shows that if the issue isn’t addressed soon, the force falls to about 12 million square feet of sealift capacity by 2030 and somewhere around 7.5 million square feet of capacity by 2035, less than half the sealift required.
And while the timeline may seem long, the mountain of modernization bills facing the Navy and looming cuts to the recently expanded defense budget could cause the military to kick the can down the road as it wrestles with how to arrest the decline of one of its most important strategic assets.
In order to offset the coming crisis, the Navy and the Maritime Administration came up with a three-pronged approach, according to the Navy’s report: buy used ships off the open market and retrofit them for DoD purposes; buy a new class of ship known as the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform, or CHAMP, if they can make the concept work; and perform service-life extensions on ships the Navy thinks could benefit from them.
Over the next five years, the Navy has programmed about $242.4m for the recapitalization program, according to the report, a number that will have to go up to meet an accelerated timeline mandated by Congress in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
The Navy plans 31 service-life extensions across the Maritime Administration and MSC surge fleet, according to the report. But that would mean when those ships leave service they will be close to collecting Social Security, raising the hull life from 50 to 60 years. That comes with a whole basket of issues, the report said.
“Extending service life of vessels is a temporary mitigation as the fleet’s average age will continue to increase,” the report reads. “This exacerbates the challenge of maintaining older vessels with obsolete equipment and scarce spare parts.”
In 2017, the Government Accountability Office documented a significant spike in the number of mission-limiting casualties in surge sealift ships, hampering availability and causing maintenance availabilities to run long, all of which costs money.
The refitting of those ships is also a big chunk of change. The Navy estimates it will run about $147.4m over the next five years.
Congress moved out this year on another part of the strategy: buying used ships. All told, the Navy estimates it will need 26 used commercial ships to maintain the 15.3 million-square-foot requirement.
The market for such ships is plentiful, according to the Navy report. A December request for information from the Maritime Administration turned up 64 ships that could be acquired, meaning the DoD will have its pick of the litter.
In the 2018 and 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress freed up authorization for the Defense Department to buy up to seven commercial ships, built anywhere in the world, that could recapitalize the Ready Reserve Force.
The kicker, however, is that Congress wants the secretary of the Navy, prior to purchasing more than two of the new ships, to submit a plan for a new class of new-build sealift ships.
“In order to procure more than two such vessels, the secretary would need to certify that the U.S. Navy has initiated an acquisition strategy for the construction of no fewer than 10 new sealift vessels, with the lead ship anticipated to be delivered by not later than 2026,” according to the 2019 NDAA explanatory statement released by Congress.
To CHAMP or not to CHAMP
That brings the plan around to the most expensive option in the short term for forestalling the sealift cliff: buying new. In September, the Navy issued an RFI for CHAMP prefatory to acting Congress’ direction to have a ship delivered by 2026.
The Navy thinks it can have a new logistics ship ordered by 2023 if Congress ponies up the cash, according to the Navy report.
The idea behind CHAMP is to combine five different kind of sealift ships into one common hull, getting some savings out of commonality. But after getting back some results, the Navy is starting to think that may not be the right option, Inside Defense reported Oct. 19.
“What we’ve figured out is that mission set is very broad,” Capt. Scot Searles, strategic sealift and theater sealift program manager, said at a recent expeditionary warfare conference, Inside Defense reported.
“The missions the Navy wants CHAMP to address include strategic sealift, aviation intermediate maintenance support, medical services, command and control, and submarine tending. We have some early returns from some of the investigations we’ve done so far that [say] a single hull doesn’t make sense, and so we want to make sure we’re investigating and not trying to predisposition the answer,” Searles said.
But if CHAMP isn’t the right answer, the Navy is going to have to quickly come up with something to meet Congress’ timeline, not to mention forestall a serious drop in sealift capacity.
And all of this will still have to face the Pentagon wars, with the White House signaling that the Defense Department may take a cut in funding next year. If times get tight, as it seems likely they will, the Navy may fall back on buying its big-ticket destroyers, submarines and follow-on frigates, said Bryan McGrath, a retired destroyer skipper who runs the defense consultancy The FerryBridge Group.
“There are lots of signals that you can send that you are serious about preparing for great power war,” McGrath said. “The bang for the buck you get for force closure — that is, the ability to get your forces to the fight — is outsized. It’s considerable.
“When you are able to demonstrate you have the ability to move the ground forces you need, in the time you need, depriving the adversary its natural advantages gained from proximity to the battlefield — that is a signal. And, relatively speaking, it’s a signal you can send at not much cost.” (Source: Defense News)
23 Oct 18. Naval Group presents LIBRT, its new generation of Lithium-ion batteries system for submarines. Naval Group has developed a high performance and highly secure Li-ion batteries system to provide its conventional submarines with outstanding operational capabilities, as well as an immersion period and reloading time largely optimised. The navies that will operate this new technology will boast a major technological superiority on theatres of operations. This success is the result of a close cooperation between Naval Group, Saft, CEA Tech and EDF R&D. The Li-ion batteries system LIBRT, improved security and performances on-board submarines developed by Naval Group
LIBRT increases significantly the submarines’ submerged endurance and improves its stealth, while guaranteeing better security conditions. This cutting-edge technology offers twice more available energy while reducing significantly the reloading time.
In hostile environments, the submarine will therefore take advantage from an increased submerged operating range as well as from the capability to evade all kinds of naval threats. Fast loading battery limits the time spent in periscopic immersion, thus enhancing the indetectability of the submarine. These are valuable operational advantages that provide the submarines with a real technological superiority compared to current generations. As for security, nothing has been left to chance. To fit a batteries system on-board a submarine requires upstream precautions to ensure complete security. These requirements have been integrated from the earliest stage of the design of this new batteries system, being for the choice of electrochemistry or for the conception of the embedded system.
To do so, Naval Group has implemented the same methodologies and security requirements as for the conception of nuclear submarines for the French Navy.
The Li-ion batteries system LIBRT, all the power of Made in France
This is a tight-knit and fully dedicated French Team that is mobilised over the development and the implementation of this new batteries system.
21 Oct 18. Pentagon moves to secure supply chain from foreign hackers. Amid a growing concern that foreign countries have infiltrated American weapon systems and suppliers, the Pentagon is conducting a pilot program to discover which companies are in their supply chain, according to a top defense contractor.
“We are working with some pilots with the Department of Defense and some of our industry partners to say ‘how can we build a system for the government where the government can see where is the supply chain from A to Z,” Mike Gordon, the deputy chief information security officer at Lockheed Martin told reporters.
The test-program allows the Pentagon to see who supplies parts that end up in military weapons and equipment.
The defense industry “is very tiered,” Gordon said. “Because of contract privityand competitive advantage, the tier one doesn’t necessarily know who in the tier four is working on a particular program, and the government does not necessarily know that either.”
Lockheed Martin officials claim the company works with roughly 16,000 suppliers.
A spokesperson for the Pentagon did not respond to questions from Fifth Domain regarding details of the pilot program. Lockheed Martin did not respond to questions regarding when the pilot program began and what products are being tested. The pilot program comes amid growing concern that Pentagon parts have been infiltrated by hackers. Data compiled by Lockheed Martin shows that in the past decade, hackers have shifted from attacking large defense firms to targeting smaller sub-contractors. Gordon said the change occurred because large defense contractors have hardened their cybersecurity and smaller companies are an easier target.
Attackers believe that it is easier to hack into small businesses who are further down the supply chain, rather than attempt to hack a large contractor, said Rich Astle, director of product management at NeQter Labs, a company that works on supply chain security with smaller businesses. Companies who work with controlled, unclassified information are required to follow NIST standards, but that does not always work, Astle said. Some sub-contractors “don’t know that the rules apply to them because they don’t have a [direct] contract with the government.”
The Pentagon has also warned that its supply chain is under attack.
“Cybersecurity has not become an ingrained norm in manufacturing, especially in small and medium-sized manufacturers,” read an October report from the Pentagon.
Earlier this year, the Washington Post reported that China hacked a naval contractor and stole more than 614 gigabytes of data. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
23 Oct 18. SEA has introduced the largest upgrade to date of the Naval Systems Integration Process Service (NSIPS) database Griffin, which will simplify and speed up the process for naval vessel updates.
SEA manages the accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-use NSIPS database, which it initially built on behalf of the MoD. Developed by SEA, the new eCIAP system replaces the previous paper-based process for impact assessments when proposals are made to install new or updated technology systems, such as radar and sonar, onto surface and sub-surface vessels.
Under eCIAP all relevant details are hosted online and all communication with stakeholders, including the engineering firms who will ultimately manufacture and install the systems if approved, is conducted through the portal. Automatic email notifications are sent from Griffin alerting stakeholders to any actions required to progress the eCIAP, as well providing reminders for impending deadlines. Users also have the ability to view and upload related documents such as the safety case, security accreditation and test reports.
Peter Rhodes, Project Manager at SEA, said: “The previous system was often time consuming for all stakeholders, including the engineering firms whose systems are potentially to be manufactured and installed. The aim of the digitised process is to reduce the time taken to administer and approve an assessment – making it easier for stakeholders to keep track of progress and action their requirements, and ultimately delivering time and cost efficiencies for the MoD.
“Both the NSIPS and software teams at SEA have worked tirelessly since the start of this year to ensure that the project, commissioned by the MoD, was tested and completed. We’re proud to have been able to deliver this innovative project which will transform the process for upgrading vessels.”
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