Australia streamlines F-35A support
Operational support for Australia’s F-35A aircraft will be streamlined under a five-year $91 million agreement between the Australian Department of Defence and Lockheed Martin Australia.
The agreement ensures the efficient delivery of sustainment support for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter fleet, consolidating existing arrangements provided through the US F-35 Joint Program Office into one Australian-managed contract with Lockheed Martin Australia.
Australia's Minister for Defence, Linda Reynolds, said: ‘This is a significant milestone towards achieving initial operating capacity for the F-35A. It delivers a more responsive and cost-effective solution for key aspects of Australian F-35A maintenance management, and will create up to 60 jobs, in the Canberra, Adelaide, Hunter and Katherine regions.’
Lockheed Martin provides the F-35A Autonomic Logistics Information System is an off-board information system that provides fault diagnosis, maintenance management, supply support, and mission planning and training management.
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