Availability, readiness, turn times and unit costs drive sustainment initiatives.
The U.K.'s Ministry of Defense hangs its ability to acquire new technologies on its ability to cut costs and run aftermarket sustainment of systems more effectively. MoD is working to service multiple aircraft from a single hub facility, looking for commonality and efficiency in maintenance, repair, overhaul and reset expertise. In the U.S., lifecycle sustainment is the buzz word, coupled with performance-based logistics contracts. Italy follows the U.K. model, and Canada blends ...
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