Presentation on theme: "F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET BLOCK II MULTI-YEAR PROCUREMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET BLOCK II MULTI-YEAR PROCUREMENT 161245
2 NAVAL CARRIER AVIATION FLEXIBLE TIMELY RESPONSE The Nation is Facing a Wide Range Of Dangerous and Increasingly Complex ThreatsThese complex threats require flexible multi-role systems, and demand sufficient numbers to address concurrent scenariosThe Characteristics Of Conflicts Are Changing As Well,Becoming More Asymmetrical and Geographically DiverseAs a result, the Nation continues to depend on the Navy as “first responders” for conflicts which require speed and flexibility in executionAircraft Carriers Provide Critical Sovereign Basing For Forward Deployed Forces Addressing Complex ThreatsTimely and flexible response requires keeping carriers at seaCurrent Naval Service fighter inventory projections show a trend, with available inventory falling. This trend is not sustainable if war fighting capability is to be preserved and readiness is to be maintained.US Military Involvement Since 1990Tactical Aviation Provides the Critical MeansTo Exercise The Nation’s Carrier PowerThe complex nature of emerging threats requires a versatile tactical aviation platform.
3 Up to 4 carriers without aircraft for 15 years NAVY TACTICAL AVIATION LOOMING SHORTFALLNaval aviation faces an impending TACAIR shortfall due toCurrent Hornet service life limits: war time usage greater than planInventory reductions: procurement decisions over past 15 yearsDelays in other tactical aircraft programs: Navy F-35C model slipsUp to 4 carriers without aircraft for 15 years-240Current Naval Service fighter inventory projections show a trend, with available inventory falling. This trend is not sustainable if war fighting capability is to be preserved and readiness is to be maintained.Inventory gap will cause operational warfighting shortfallThis Navy strike fighter shortfall is rapid and dramatic,and will exceed 240 aircraft
4 F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET BLOCK II DELIVERING CAPABILITY The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II delivers:Advanced multi-role capabilities todayThe world’s most capable AESA radarSensor integrationEnhanced survivabilityThe Super Hornet - Unprecedented Multi-Mission War Fighting CapabilitiesThe Super Hornet with its advanced sensors and targeting capabilities, connectivity paths, and precision weapons, has already started to transform the way the Navy fights.
5 Aircraft Unit Flyaway Price A MODEL DEFENSE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMThe F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet program is a model for defense acquisitionOn budget, ahead of schedule, and delivering next generation capabilities todayFirst Multi-Year Procurement – $700M savingsSecond Multi-Year Procurement –$1B savingsThird Multi-Year Procurement – Est. $700M savingsSuper Hornet Block IIEvolved CapabilitiesState of the Art SensorsActive Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) RadarSensor IntegrationEnhanced SurvivabilityElectronic AttackAdvanced CommunicationsDistributed TargetingAdvanced WeaponsIntegration Across the Joint ForceOpen ArchitectureOperational FlexibilityAircraft Unit Flyaway PriceThe Super Hornet is a model defense program and has been referenced as a positive example by the Navy and the Department of Defense in multiple instances. Working together as a partnership, the Navy and the HIT has delivered substantial savings through two multi-year procurements.MYP III:10 % savingsLRIP IMYP IMYP IIAdvanced capabilities with a history of savings
6 Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) Of Super Hornets THE ONLY AFFORDABLE AND CAPABLE SOLUTIONTO THE STRIKE FIGHTER SHORTFALLMulti-Year Procurement (MYP) Of Super HornetsThe Navy is facing a tactical aviation shortfall and needs to purchase additional Super Hornets through a cost-saving Multi-Year Procurement that saves taxpayers moneyThe Super Hornet Block II is a highly capable aircraft that provides an affordable and low-risk solution to meet the Navy’s tactical aircraft needs through 2025The F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet program is a model for defense acquisition - on budget and on timeThe Super Hornet industrial base is a national assetSuper Hornet program - on time, on budget, meets all requirements
7 RISK MITIGATION THE INDUSTRIAL BASE Current DoD planning closes the Super Hornet Block II production line years before equivalent aircraft capability or production capacity is available.A Super Hornet multi-year:Protects over 100,000 jobsPrevents reduction to single fighter houseMitigates supplier industrial impactManages risk, maintains expertiseProvides linkage to future programs1,900 companies in 46 statesAction must be taken in the upcoming budget to address the TACAIR shortfall.Without capacity to overcome a gap, the nation loses the abilityto respond to inventory uncertainties
8 Situation SOLUTIONS NAVY TACAIR SHORTFALL Navy not requesting a multi-year or additional aircraft at this timeSECDEF reducing Super Hornet 2010 procurement from 40 to 31 aircraft (E/F/G)Navy’s newest TACAIR shortfall projection was 243 aircraft (before latest cut)This 243 number has been shared with some congressional staffersSECDEF’s budget does not address the TACAIR shortfallSECDEF has unilaterally made the POM10 budget decisions and Services unable or unwilling to challenge (exampled by the USAF change in position on F-22)SECDEF has not answered Congress on MYPIII savings as directed by 2009 NDAANavy’s newest TACAIR shortfall projection was 243 aircraft (before latest cut)This number is now under a Navy “gag order” until the budget is releasedF/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II"MYP III Right for our Navy, Right for our Nation, Right Now"
9 SOLUTIONS NAVY TACAIR SHORTFALL Reaching Out to Congress For Help, Is Key!Must raise the issue with Congressional Members that the strike fighter shortfall is critical to national security and additional Super Hornets will address this riskCongress must act this year to address the TACAIR shortfall, if the CNO and the SECDEF will notCongress can add additional Super Hornets in the 2009 Supplemental and the 2010 budget to start to address the shortfallA third multi-year of Super Hornets is the best solution for the strike fighter shortfall and the nationF/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II"MYP III Right for our Navy, Right for our Nation, Right Now"