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"U.S. involvement enhances the U.K. ...
"U.S. involvement enhances the U.K. model, and U.K. model efforts enhance the Air Force capabilities," Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said in an email.
"The availability of the U.K. and the NOAA" - referring to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, which operates the National Weather Service
- "models in the Air Force inventory reduces our cost, improves our technical capability, and enhances Coalition operations," Gulick
Air Force spokesman Ed ...
Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said the Pentagon wants the initial aircraft in the mid-2020s.
The Pentagon will order 100, he said, implying a price tag of $550 million per bomber.
The first version of the bomber will be piloted, Gulick
said, "but it will be provisioned to enable future unmanned capability."
The Pentagon's precise requirements are classified, he
As a result of such fiascos, Gulick said there's been a shift in Air Force procurement thinking that now emphasizes cost as a driving factor, as well as the need to keep technological requirements in check.
"We need to minimize new development and allow integration of mature technologies and proven existing systems," he
"The first aircraft will be designed for manned flight only when it comes out," said Gulick
"As time progresses, we'll complete everything to make it unmanned."
"It's better to get something fielded and upgrade it later, rather than hold everything up," Gulick
This is the first operational aircraft ...
This is the first operational aircraft slated for the Air Force's Combat Network Communication Technology, or CONECT, upgrade for the B-52, according to Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick.
The upgrade, which will allow the B-52 to internally carry up to eight of the newest "J-Series" bombs in addition to carrying six on pylons under each wing, transitioned last month from the Technology Development phase into the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase, Gulick
The EMD phase contract, awarded to Boeing
on Sept. 18, will lead to the procurement of the first three modified rotary launchers, Gulick
"Factors that contributed to the schedule ...
"Factors that contributed to the schedule re-evaluation include delayed completion of power-on, wiring separation rework and slower-than-planned completion of functional testing," USAF spokesman Ed Gulick told IHS Jane's . However, "none of the key air force milestones have slipped," Gulick said.
added that the USAF plans to conduct a Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) in early 2015, immediately following receipt of Boeing's
That effort "will identify the risks associated with Boeing's schedule re-plan".
Under the terms of the USAF's contract with Boeing
, the government's liability is capped at the contract ceiling price of USD4.9 billion, but the government estimates Boeing's total cost for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract will be USD5.9 billion, according to Gulick
Ed Gulick, an Air Force ...
Ed Gulick, an Air Force spokesman, said in an email that the review wasnt yet complete.
He also said the service has requested that Boeing submit an updated proposal.