From AviationWeek.com 2006 September

Congressional defense appropriators have agreed to allow a multiyear contract for F-22A Raptor procurement, but decided against allowing foreign sales of the futuristic fighter after considering otherwise.

Their conference agreement includes authority for a multiyear procurement of 60 F-22A aircraft, beginning with 20 fully funded aircraft in fiscal 2007, according to the legislation's report in the Congres-sional Record.

The conferees said they anticipate that the Defense Department will budget for two subsequent lots of 20 aircraft in FY '08 and '09. The House and Senate defense appropriators said they "realigned" $210 million in additional funds provided by both the House and the Senate from the base budget line to the advance procurement line to provide the needed funds to do so, bringing the total budget for advance procurement to $687.4 billion (DAILY, Sept. 25).

"The conferees expect that the department of the Air Force will continue to seek improved efficiencies in this program," lawmakers said.

Japan was believed to be the only country possibly able to afford the Raptor, although even that was doubted within Washington. Rep. David Obey (Wis.), the top Democratic appropriator in the House, sponsored the original language years ago against foreign sales of the Raptor after the Pentagon argued for the fighter, in part because other U.S. fighters were sold abroad (DAILY, July 19).

Read Full Article at AviationWeek.com
View Table of Contents
© 2017 McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (The)

Products & Services
Facility Management Services
Facility management services perform building operations and maintenance, project management, subcontractor management, energy management, budget planning, commissioning and de-commissioning services for buildings and facilities.
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Services
Maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, also referred to as MRO services, provide upkeep, restoration, refurbishment, and refit operations to the commercial and military transportation markets.
Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP)
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software supports the entire business process. Typically, ERP consists of modules such as marketing and sales, field service, production, inventory control, procurement, distribution, human resources (HR), etc.
Accounting and Financial Services
Accounting and finance services are focused on properly recording the exchange of money and providing/investing capital. Investment and venture capital specialists are included in this group.
Standards and Technical Documents
Standards and technical documents includes standards, codes, regulation, handbooks, manuals, comprehensive guides and other formal publications. Standards, codes, and regulation establish uniform specifications, procedures or technical criteria.

Product Announcements
Synergy Contracting Services, LLC - SYNERGY CONTRACTING RECEIVES ITAR REGISTRATION
Synergy Contracting Services, a company that specializes in rapid turnaround of cables, wire harnesses and electronic box build for mission-critical vehicles, aircraft and communications equipment,... (read more)
Vicone High Performance Rubber Inc. - Strategic Supply
Vicone focuses on your specific needs rather than on managing its production department (Line). We can offer fast turnaround times and greater flexibility in selecting the best suited source for your... (read more)
Siemens PLM - Siemens PLM Software for Aerospace & Defense
Siemens PLM Software helps many clients in the aerospace and defense industry innovate, improve quality and deliver products faster and more efficiently. The world's first truly international,... (read more)
Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc - Custom HMI Aerospace Simulation Controls
High fidelity and/or duplicate fidelity human-machine interface controls from Ultra MSI are custom engineered to serve the Aerospace & Defense market need for simulations sytems that have the... (read more)
SYSPRO USA - ERP for Aerospace Industry
The aerospace industry includes aircraft and engine manufacturing, components and parts manufacturing, aircraft maintenance, airframe repair and overhaul, avionics electronics and information systems... (read more)
Heter Electronics Group Co., Ltd. - LiFePO4 battery 3.3V,110Ah
Model : HETER-3.3V-110Ah Wildly used in energy storage batteries (Solar, Wind, Smart Grid),, electric cars, ups backup power supplies, communications equipment, medical equipment,military and other... (read more)

Topics of Interest

Senate and House appropriators agreed to back the Navy's DD(X) destroyer program and add two Littoral Combat Ships as part of a deal on the fiscal 2006 defense spending bill, which also cuts some...

Senate defense appropriators have kept legislative language in their fiscal 2007 spending bill that would continue a ban on foreign sales of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-22A Raptor, setting up a...

Senate defense appropriators have kept legislative language in their fiscal 2007 spending bill that would continue a ban on foreign sales of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-22A Raptor, setting up a...

F-22A Raptor advocates in Congress have suffered a small blow as the congressional Government Accountability Office issued a report June 21 that said, "the DOD has not demonstrated the need or value...

Senators Side With Industry, Approve Multiyear Raptor Aviationweek.com, Jun 23, 2006 The Senate on June 22 sided with Lockheed Martin Corp. and its F-22A Raptor industry team by approving a multiyear...

Product Announcements
Midwest Metal Products
New England Wire Technologies Corporation
New England Wire Technologies Corporation