F-35 Reliability Issues Costing $1.2 Trillion
Kirk and Fred discussing the recent article Kirk and comments posted on LinkedIn regarding the estimated maintenance costs required for the F-35 Fighter Jet.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the many issue surrounding the contracting of defense systems, and the recent report in Business Insider online.
- The challenges of politics, military contracting of aviation systems and comparison with commercial airlines contracting
- The continued use of reliability prediction and how it is a misleading approach
- Why contracts need to be for the total costs of the life maintenance and the burden of poor reliability be paid by the manufacturers.
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
Click here to go to Kirk’s LinkedIn post on the estimated future maintenance cost of the F-35 Fighter.
Here is the link (public domain) US Army and CALCE document “Reliability Prediction- Continued Reliance on a Misleading Approach”. Please distribute freely.
For more information about Kirk’s Consulting services, please see his Accelerated Reliability Solutions website please click here
To see or purchase Kirk’s new book co-authored with John Paschkewitz, “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems” please click on this link.
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