General Dynamics to provide F-35 information technology support

Departments - Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul

NLign Analytics to monitor P-8A structural condition; Bell Boeing to support V-22 fleet.

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March 4, 2019

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
DOD Joint Strike Fighter Program Office

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) through a contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

Valued up to $155.6 million, the contract includes a two-year base period with three one-year options. GDIT will provide information assurance and cybersecurity information technology (IT) services to the F-35 JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) network in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO). Services will include program management, enterprise performance management, enterprise architecture, implementation of emerging capabilities and requirements, life cycle management, operations and maintenance, enterprise data management, service desk support, and IT training.

The Department of Defense’s F-35 JPO is a joint, multi-national program that serves the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and American allies to develop and deploy the F-35 family. The international nature of the F-35 JPO and the highly-sensitive technologies of the air system require comprehensive IT and cybersecurity services.

U.S. Navy P-8A-Poseidon

NLign Analytics to monitor P-8A structural condition

The U.S. Navy has selected Cincinnati, Ohio-based inspection, maintenance, and manufacturing data solutions company NLign Analytics to support structural condition monitoring on Boeing P-8A aircraft serving with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. NLign Analytics’ 3D-environment platform will collect and record airframe defects, inspections, repairs, and modifications to P-8A aircraft structure to reduce costs and improve
aircraft availability.

MV-22 Osprey
Photo credit: Boeing

Bell Boeing to support V-22 fleet

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office will offer performance-based logistics (PBL) and engineering support for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps under a $144 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The 11-month base contract with four one-year options expands on work done since 2008 and adds support for the Navy’s CMV-22B variant. The work will be performed in Texas and Pennsylvania.

The team’s responsibilities include global V-22 squadron site activation, maintenance planning, training and trainer support, support equipment, and dedicated field personnel incorporating data analytics for predictive and condition-based maintenance to improve aircraft availability and readiness.

In July 2018, Bell Boeing received a $4 billion contract that included the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; and one CV-22B for the Air Force.