F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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theoderich
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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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Italien will keine zusätzlichen F-35-Flugzeuge kaufen
Gestern hatte Verteidigungsministerin Elisabetta Trenta von der 5-Sterne-Bewegung (M5S) dem Sender La7 gesagt, dass Italien keine weiteren F-35 Tarnkappen-Mehrzweckkampfflugzeuge des US-Rüstungskonzerns Lockheed Martin mehr kaufen werden. 2012 hatte die Vorgängerregierung den Kauf von 90 Flugzeugen (60 F-35A und 30 F-35B) beschlossen, die die alternden Tornados, AV-8B und AMX ersetzen sollen, und damit bereits die ursprünglichen Pläne für den Kauf von 131 bereits heruntergeschraubt. Die Ministerin sagte, man werde prüfen, was man im Hinblick auf die bestehenden Verträge tun könne. Das werde man "ausschließlich im nationalen Interesse" machen.

Dass die neue Regierung, im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Nato-Ländern, aus den teuren Rüstungsgeschäften aussteigen will, hatte die M5S bereits vor der Regierungsbildung deutlich gemacht. Bei einer Abstimmung hatten sich alle Parteimitglieder für eine Verlagerung der Verteidigung auf Cybersicherheit ausgesprochen. Auch in den USA ist die Produktion der F-35-Flugzeuge - das bislang teuerste Rüstungsprojekt - wegen der hohen, aus dem Ruder laufenden Kosten, die sich auf über 400 Milliarden US-Dollar belaufen sollen, und Mängel umstritten. Als Präsidentschaftskandidat kritisierte auch Donald Trump noch die Entwicklung des Flugzeugs, das er nun preist.

Bei der Ablehnung des Kaufs der F-35-Flugzeuge ging es M5S nicht nur um die Kosten, die auf 14 Milliarden Euro geschätzt werden, sondern auch darum, wie die Abgeordnete Tatiana Basilio schon 2017 erklärte, "dass wir uns in die Hände der USA geben. Die ganze Software gehört Lockheed Martin und wir werden niemals etwas zu sagen haben, während alle unsere Piloten und die Techniker in den USA ausgebildet werden müssen." Italien hätte sich für den Eurofighter anstatt für die F-35 entscheiden sollen (Mit der 5-Sterne-Bewegung in einer Regierung könnte sich die Verteidigungspolitik radikal ändern).

Ein Problem für die Verteidigungsministerin ist, dass der F-35-Deal mit der Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen in Italien verbunden war. Italien ist nicht nur einer von 9 Staaten, die an der Entwicklung des Lockheed Martin F-35 Tarnkappen-Mehrzweckkampfflugzeug des US-Rüstungskonzerns beteiligt sind. Es ist auch das einzige Land in Europa, wo sie produziert werden. In Cameri (Piemont) werden Flugzeuge in dem FACO-Werk (Final Assembly and Check Out) des Verteidigungsministeriums von Lockheed Martin und dem italienischen Konzern Leonardo (ehemals Finmeccanica) montiert.

Versprochen wurden Tausende von Arbeitsplätzen. Im März waren die ersten 10 Flugzeuge ausgeliefert worden. Die Ministerin verwies darauf, dass die Beendigung des Vertrags sich negativ auf Angestellte des Werks auswirken könne. Und sie sagte, dass es teurer kommen könnte, aus dem Vertrag auszusteigen, als ihn zu erfüllen, was bereits andeutet, dass die reale Welt doch ein wenig komplizierter ist, als die Partei meinte. "Wenn wir an der Regierung wären", hatte die für Verteidigung zuständige Basilio noch letztes Jahr versprochen, "dann hätten wir das Programm bereits beendet." Ende Juni betonte Trenta, man habe viele Fragen zu dem Programm, werde es aber zur Kosteneinsparung und zur Vermeidung anderer Folgen wohl nicht beenden, sondern nur weiter hinausziehen.
https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Italie ... 04523.html


Zu diesem Programm wurde im August 2017 ein Rechnungshofbericht veröffentlicht:

Relazione speciale sulla partecipazione italiana al Programma Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II

http://www.corteconti.it/export/sites/p ... azione.pdf


F-35 Lightning II in Europa (Joint Strike Fighter)

http://www.doppeladler.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=1827

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Re: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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Vielleicht gibt es wirklich noch eine Europäische Entscheidung. Nachdem ja Deutschland, Spanien und Großbritanien ja schon angedeutet haben weitere EF zu beschaffen (weil die F-35 ja es zweieinhalbfache wie ein EF kostet) könnte Italien als vierte EF Nation weitere EF beschaffen. So könnte man wirklich einen EF Tranche 4 entwickeln.

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Re: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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Italien hat im März und Mai dieses Jahres Verträge für Bomben der Typen MK84 und JDAM zur Bewaffnung der F-35 abgeschlossen:

https://www.difesa.it/SGD-DNA/Staff/DT/ ... lenco.aspx
NOTA PRELIMINARE E DETERMINA A CONTRARRE

N° 073/18/0252 del 17/05/2018

OGGETTO: Determina a contrarre tramite emendamento all’FMS-Case IT-D-DAV per la fornitura di n. 42 SAASM da integrare sulle JDAM GBU-31C(v)1/B per l’F-35.

1. SCOPO DEL CONTRATTO ED ESTREMI DEL DOCUMENTO CON CUI È STATA ORIGINATA L’ESIGENZA:

LO STATO MAGGIORE DELL’AERONAUTICA, NELL’AMBITO DELLE ATTIVITÀ CONNESSE AL RAGGIUNGIMENTO DELLA CAPACITÀ IOC SUL VELIVOLO F-35, CON IL FOGLIO PROT. SMA460/164 DEL 01-03-2018 HA RICHIESTO L’APPROVVIGIONAMENTO DI UNA SERIE DI MATERIALI D’ARMAMENTO TRA CUI 42 KIT GUIDA JDAM MODELLO GBU-31 CHE NECESSITANO DEI RELATIVI MODULI CRYPTO SAASM. CON LA PRESENTE NOTA PRELIMINARE SI PROPONE DI PROCEDERE ALL’ACQUISTO DEI SOPRACITATI MODULI CRYPTO SAASM MEDIANTE EMENDAMENTO AL FMS CASE IT-D-DAV, IN QUANTO SU TALE FMS CASE SONO GIÀ IN APPROVVIGIONAMENTO IDENTICI MODULI.
https://www.difesa.it/SGD-DNA/Staff/DT/ ... 52018.aspx
NOTA PRELIMINARE E DETERMINA A CONTRARRE

N°072/18/0251 del 16-05-2018

OGGETTO: Determina a contrarre per approvvigionamento di “Armamento di caduta e autoprotezione – Programma F-35 (JSF).

1. SCOPO DEL CONTRATTO ED ESTREMI DEL DOCUMENTO CON CUI È STATA ORIGINATA L’ESIGENZA:

Lo Stato Maggiore dell’Aeronautica, con il foglio prot. SMA-426/164 del 01-03-2018, ha espresso l’esigenza di procedere all’acquisizione di una serie di materiali di armamento e sistemi di autoprotezione destinati all’impiego su velivolo F35, tra i quali:

- nr. 40 Sistemi JDAM tipo GBU-31(KMU556F/B), per bomba tipo MK84/B Mod. 4 (NDC 1325-01-642-8155), comprensivi di corso per personale specialista e manuali tecnici.
L’acquisizione avverrà tramite agenzia NETMA, dove è attivo un contratto frame per attività contrattualistiche similari tra la predetta agenzia e la ditta italiana Leonardo Sistemi Difesa, detentrice dei diritti esclusivi di produzione e vendita per l’Italia.
https://www.difesa.it/SGD-DNA/Staff/DT/ ... 52018.aspx

NOTA PRELIMINARE E DETERMINA A CONTRARRE

N° 072/18/0161 del 23-03-2018

OGGETTO: Acquisizione armamento di caduta e autoprotezione – Programma F-35 (JSF).

1. SCOPO DEL CONTRATTO ED ESTREMI DEL DOCUMENTO CON CUI È STATA ORIGINATA L’ESIGENZA:

Lo Stato Maggiore dell’Aeronautica, con il foglio prot. SMA426/164 del 01-03-2018, ha espresso l’esigenza di procedere all’acquisizione di una serie di materiali di armamento e sistemi di autoprotezione destinati all’impiego su velivolo F35, tra i quali:
  • nr. 40 Corpi bomba tipo MK84/B Mod. 4, complete di ganci (NDC 1325-01-033-9895);
  • nr. 100 Bomb Fuze tipo FMU-152 A/B, complete di iniziatore FZU-63/B(NDC 1325-01-575-8162);
  • nr. 40 Lanyard Assembly, 6.5 inch (P/N 20134096, NDC 1325-01-632-0203);
  • nr. 40 Nose Plug MXU-375 (NDC 1325-01-214-4314);
  • nr. 03 Bomb assembly tool kit per Fuze Bomb FMU-152A/B.
L’acquisizione avverrà tramite autorità governativa americana, mediante emissione di una specifica LOA, trattandosi di materiale disponibile e già certificato per l’impiego sul velivolo, e non approvvigionabile diversamente, in tempi ristretti.
https://www.difesa.it/SGD-DNA/Staff/DT/ ... 52018.aspx
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Il programma Joint Strike Fighter- F35
Dossier n° 177 - Schede di lettura
9 giugno 2015

http://documenti.camera.it/leg17/dossier/pdf/DI0289.pdf

Hier stehen noch weitere Details zum italienischen JSF-Beschaffungsprojekt. Inklusive verlinkten Parlamentsdokumenten (u.a. zur Fertigungslinie in Cameri). Offensichtlich will Italien mit der F-35A und F-35B insgesamt 250 Tornado und AMX bei der Aeronautica Militare sowie 18 Harrier AV8B-Plus bei der Marina Militare ersetzen. Diese Flugzeuge werden seit 2014 schrittweise außer Dienst gestellt. Laut den Angaben in diesem Dossier konnten die USA bis zu 28 % der Entwicklungskosten der F-35 auf Partnerländer abwälzen - ohne, dass diese überhaupt Flugzeuge bestellt oder nennenswerte Kompensationen durch Aufträge an Sublieferanten bekommen hätten. Die Aufträge an Sublieferanten wurden im freien Wettbewerb vergeben, nicht als Kompensationsgeschäfte.

Die Kosten für die Beteiligung an der Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP; November 1996-Oktober 2001), System Development and Demonstration Phase (SDD; Oktober 2001 - heute) und PSFD (Production, Sustainment, and Follow-on Development) machten für Italien insgesamt 1942 Mio. $ aus (davon 1038 Mio. $ für CDP und SDD).


DEFENSE
Joint Strike Fighter Program

Memorandum of Understanding
Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and the UNITED KINGDOM OF
GREAT BRITAIN AND
NORTHERN IRELAND


Signed at Washington January 17, 2001
SECTION II

OBJECTIVES


2.1. This MOU establishes a framework that will enable Participants to cooperate effectively in the Project.

Whilst the U.S. DoD and the U.K. MOD will initially enter into this MOU, this MOU is intended to be the vehicle for multinational JSF EMD cooperation, and it establishes the principles common to all Participants who enter into it. Pursuant to this MOU and subject to its common principles, there will be established Supplements, specific to a level of Project participation, between or among the U.S. DoD and the other Participant or Participants at that level. The Supplements will contain detailed provisions concerning the responsibilities and benefits that correspond to the relevant level of participation.
2.3. Participation under this MOU will provide the Participants with the opportunity for future cooperation in JSF developmental upgrades, production and support. Such future cooperation will be the subject of separate written arrangements by the Participants, or amendments to this MOU and its Supplements.
https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/129528.pdf


DEFENSE
Joint Strike Fighter Program

Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and the UNITED KINGDOM OF
GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Supplementing the
Memorandum of Understanding of
January 17, 2001


Signed at Washington January 17, 2001
with
Annexes

https://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/tias/2001/
  • Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
    Amending the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001


    Signed at Bristol and Washington February 1 and 5, 2002

    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/207641.pdf

DEFENSE Joint Strike Fighter Program
Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and CANADA Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001

Signed at Washington February 7, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/195436.pdf


Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and OTHER GOVERNMENTS
Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001

Signed at Washington May 28 and June 20, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/173047.pdf


Defense
Joint Strike Fighter Program

Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the NETHERLANDS
Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001

Signed at Soesterberg Airbase and Washington June 5 and 10, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/194530.pdf


DEFENSE
Joint Strike Fighter Program

Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ITALY Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001

Signed at Washington June 24, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/195477.pdf


DEFENSE
Joint Strike Fighter Program

Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TURKEY Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001

Signed at Washington July 11, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/196467.pdf


Agreement Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and AUSTRALIA Supplementing the Memorandum of Understanding of January 17, 2001
Signed at Washington October 31, 2002

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/195474.pdf


2006-2007
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ON BEHALF OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE OF
THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
CONCERNING
COOPERATIVE INITIAL OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION
OF THE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER
(Short Title - JSF IOT&E MOU)


https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/102379.pdf


2006-2007
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
AMONG THE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE OF AUSTRALIA
AND THE
MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OF CANADA
AND THE
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF DENMARK
AND THE
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY
AND THE
STATE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE OF THE KINGDOM OF THE
NETHERLANDS
AND THE
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY
AND THE
UNDERSECRETARIAT FOR DEFENSE INDUSTRIES ON BEHALF OF THE
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
AND THE
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE OF THE
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
AND THE
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONCERNING THE PRODUCTION, SUSTAINMENT,
AND FOLLOW-ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER


https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/102378.pdf


2012-0086
Supplement
among the
Ministry of Defense of Denmark
and the
Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Norway
and the
Department of Defense
of the United States of America
under the Memorandum of Understanding
concerning the Cooperative Framework for
System Development and Demonstration of the
Joint Strike Fighter


https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/202240.pdf


MULTILATERAL
Defense: Joint Strike Fighter Program

Memorandum of Understanding Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and OTHER GOVERNMENTS

Signed at High Wycombe, The Hague, Breda, Washington, and Canberra July 7, 11, 17, and 21, 2014

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/234068.pdf
_______________________________________________

Congressional Research Service

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program

Jeremiah Gertler
Specialist in Military Aviation

April 23, 2018
Manufacturing Locations

The F-35 is manufactured in several locations. Lockheed Martin builds the aircraft’s forward section in Fort Worth, TX. Northrop Grumman builds the midsection in Palmdale, CA, and the tail is built by BAE Systems in the United Kingdom. Final assembly of these components takes place in Fort Worth. Final assembly and checkout facilities have also been established in Cameri, Italy, and Nagoya, Japan.

The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine for the F-35 is produced in East Hartford and Middletown, CT. Rolls-Royce builds the F-35B lift system in Indianapolis, IN.
International Participation

In General

The F-35 program is DOD’s largest international cooperative program. DOD has actively pursued allied participation as a way to defray some of the cost of developing and producing the aircraft, and to “prime the pump” for export sales of the aircraft. Allies in turn view participation in the F-35 program as an affordable way to acquire a fifth-generation strike fighter, technical knowledge in areas such as stealth, and industrial opportunities for domestic firms.
Eight allied countries—the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Turkey, and Australia—are participating in the F-35 program under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the SDD and Production, Sustainment, and Follow-On Development (PSFD) phases of the program. These eight countries have contributed varying amounts of research and development funding to the program, receiving in return various levels of participation in the program. International partners are also assisting with Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E), a subset of SDD. The eight partner countries are expected to purchase hundreds of F-35s, with the United Kingdom’s 138 being the largest anticipated foreign fleet.
The UK is the most significant international partner in terms of financial commitment, and the only Level 1 partner. On December 20, 1995, the U.S. and UK governments signed an MOU on British participation in the JSF program as a collaborative partner in the definition of requirements and aircraft design. This MOU committed the British government to contribute $200 million toward the cost of the 1997-2001 Concept Demonstration Phase. On January 17, 2001, the U.S. and UK governments signed an MOU finalizing the UK’s participation in the SDD phase, with the UK committing to spending $2 billion, equating to about 8% of the estimated cost of SDD. A number of UK firms, such as BAE and Rolls-Royce, participate in the F-35 program
Unlike the SDD phase, PSFD phase does not make any distinction as to levels of participation. Also unlike the bilateral SDD MOUs, there is a single PSFD MOU for all partner nations. In signing the PSFD MOU, partner nations state their intentions to purchase the F-35, including quantity and variant, and a determination is made as to their delivery schedule. PSFD costs will be divided on a “fair-share” based on the programmed purchase amount of the respective nation. So-called “offset” arrangements, considered the norm in defense contracts with foreign nations, usually require additional incentives to compensate the purchasing nation for the agreement’s impact to its local workforce. F-35 officials decided to take a different approach, in line with the program’s goal to control costs, to avoid offset arrangements and promote competition as much as possible. Consequently, all partner nations have agreed to compete for work on a “best-value” basis and have signed the PSFD MOU.
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL30563.pdf

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Re: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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Italy signals slowdown on F-35 orders
Italy will stretch out the order of F-35 fighter jets, buying six or seven of the aircraft in the next five years instead of the previously planned 10 jets, a government source told Defense News.

The decision follows a review of the program by Italy’s populist government, which took office in June and is mulling defense spending cuts to pay for social welfare programs and cover tax cuts.

The source said the plan did not envisage a reduction in orders, merely a slowdown of intake, which would leave the decision of the total F-35 purchase to a future government. Previous governments planned to buy 60 F-35As and 30 F-35Bs for a total of 90 aircraft.
The decision on the slowdown keeps with Italian policy on the F-35 set out by Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta after she took office in June.

“What I would like to do is lighten the load, since we have other spending commitments in Europe. We will try to stretch out deliveries instead of cutting the order, which would reduce offsets and mean penalties,” she told Defense News at the time.

Italy has taken delivery of 10 F-35As and one F-35B. Two of the "A" models as well as the "B" model are being used for training in the U.S., while eight "A" models are now based at the Italian Air Force’s base in Amendola, southern Italy.
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/11 ... 35-orders/

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Re: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Italien

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Italy F-35s reach initial operating capability
Italian Air Force F-35s have reached initial operating capability,Gen. Alberto Rosso, the country’s air force chief, said Nov. 30. The announcement marked the first time the aircraft has achieved the milestone in Europe.

Officials broke the news at Italy’s Amendola Air Base in southern Italy, where eight Italian F-35s are stationed, and the announcment coincided with the staging of the latest edition of the 10-nation Tactical Leadership Program — a course for mission commanders. The course is regularly held in Spain, but was moved to Amendola to help with the debut of the Italian F-35s in the program.
The Italian aircraft have totaled 2,000 flying hours.

A series of milestones since the delivery of the first aircraft to Amendola in December 2016 prompted officials to declare the new milestone. Those included the placing of aircraft on operational alert status in March. Then in June, four aircraft were deployed to Rivolto air base in northern Italy where they flew training exercises across the border at Polygone electronic warfare range in Germany.

“The weather was terrible and it played a major part in the obtaining of IOC,” said one official.

Along with aircraft from visiting air forces at Amendola in late November, one of Italy’s two CAEW early warning Gulfstream aircraft took part in the training course.

Officials said that getting the F-35 and the Gulfstreams to work together was successful. “It’s all about shifting from vocal communications to data links, to the point that what you see on the screen of the F-35 is what you see on the screen of the Gulfstream,” said one official.

Base commander Col. Davide Marzinotto said another key factor was upgrading all eight aircraft to Block 3F software from the previous Block 3i. “The U.S. Marines declared IOC with Block 3i, but we decided on the upgrade to 3F before doing so,” he said.

Weaponry enabled through Block 3i included the AMRAAM missile, and GBU 12 and 31 munitions. With Block 3F software, Gatling guns can be used as well as the GBU 39 small diameter bomb.

Marzinotto said he was monitoring the F-35’s ALIS logistics system, which has raised concern over the potential need among F-35 partners to share sensitive data on aircraft use in order to benefit from the common system.

“ALIS is a new approach and there was a need to find a right balance between sovereignty and support, given that when you want to share spare parts supply you need to share information,” he said.

“ALIS is a great evolution,” he added, but “it is a challenge to protect information. After air forces asked for it, we will be the first outside the U.S. to receive, in the first quarter of next year, an upgrade to satisfy the careful sharing of information.”
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/11 ... apability/


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Italy Air Force chief attacks F-35 ‘uncertainty’ in Rome
The head of the Italian Air Force has launched an unusually forthright attack on the Italian government’s see-sawing commitment to the F-35 program, and has claimed Rome owes Lockheed Martin €389 million ($439 million) for delivered aircraft.

Gen. Alberto Rosso told Italy’s parliament on Tuesday that he felt “strongly concerned about the uncertainty” affecting the F-35 program in Italy “and the eventual hypothesis of a drop in numbers” or orders.

“Any alternative to the F-35 would certainly be older, outdated, less efficient and more expensive aircraft,” he told a joint session of the Lower House and Senate defence committees.
General Rosso said he was “worried” about the program, which he called “the future of the Italian Air Force.”

“Slow downs or reductions in numbers are extremely worrying for operational capability, for national industry and the economic benefits [the program]brings,” he said.

He also confirmed Italian press reports this week that Italy is behind on payments to Lockheed Martin for aircraft, with €389 million in bills from 2018 still to be paid.

Italy is about to take delivery of its 12th F-35, has 25 trained pilots and declared initial operating capability in November.

Italian firms are also waiting for cash to be made available by the new government for defense programs, an Italian source said. Money due to be freed up by the country’s economic development ministry by the end of January to cover 2019 spending had yet to be be allocated, said the source.
https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... y-in-rome/


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Contracts For June 11, 2020
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $368,194,942 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract modification (P00036) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0001. This modification provides for the procurement of five F-35A Lightning II lot 14 aircraft, one F-35B lot 14 combat aircrafts and associated red gear for the government of Italy. It also authorizes the common capability scope of work at the Final Assembly and Checkout Facility in Cameri, Italy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35%); Cameri, Italy (28%); El Segundo, California (15%); Warton, United Kingdom (8%); Orlando, Florida (4%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); San Diego, California (2%); various locations within the continental U.S. (1.3%) and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.7%). Work is expected to be complete by June 2023. Non-Department of Defense funds for $184,429,857 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/2217371/
  • Contracts For April 28, 2017
    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $1,377,002,000 advance acquisition contract for long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort for 130 low-rate initial production Lot 12 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales customers. In addition this contract provides long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort for 110 Lot 13 and 14 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the non-U.S. DoD participants and foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $1,377,002,000 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($315,500,000; 23 percent); Marine Corps ($128,925,000; 9 percent); Navy ($43,509,000; 3 percent); non-U.S. DoD participant ($524,446,000; 38 percent), and foreign military sales customers ($364,622,000; 27 percent). This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-17-C-0001).
    https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/1167080/
  • Contracts For July 3, 2017
    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $43,974,520 modification P00001 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001). This modification provides additional funding for long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort for production of five additional low-rate initial production Lot 12 F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2017. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $43,974,520 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
    https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/1236797/
  • Contracts For July 14, 2017
    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,222,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001) for additional long-lead material and parts in support of the low-rate initial production Lots 12, 13, and 14 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the government of the Netherlands. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, UK (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Nagoya, Japan (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2019. International partner funds in the amount of $9,222,000 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
    https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/1248427/
  • Contracts For Nov. 14, 2018
    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $22,712,874,822 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001) for 255 aircraft. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 106 F-35 aircraft for the U.S. services (64 F-35As Air Force; 26 F-35Bs Marine Corps; 16 F-35Cs Navy); 89 F-35s for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants (71 F-35As, 18 F-35 Bs); and 60 F-35s for Foreign Military Sales customers (60 F-35As). The U.S. aircraft quantities are for the Lot 12 program of record plus fiscal 2018/fiscal 2019 aircraft quantity congressional adds. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57 percent); El Segundo, California (14 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (9 percent); Cameri, Italy (4 percent); Orlando, Florida (4 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (3 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (3 percent); San Diego, California (2 percent); Nagoya, Japan (2 percent); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement funds (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy) in the amount of $3,505,522,468 (59 percent); non-DoD participant funds in the amount of $1,578,531,164 (26 percent); and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $916,667,000 (15 percent) for a total of $6,000,720,632 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
    https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/1690639/

Contracts For June 3, 2020
Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $18,670,070 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-20-C-0052) for the procurement of maintenance and sustainment operations support for the Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory systems and consumables in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the governments of Norway and Italy. Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Non-Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $13,648,950 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 41 U.S. Code 253(c)(4). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/2207312/

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