F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales In-Service Support: Supporting FMS Aviation Systems Through Partnerships
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The U.S. Navy is committed to providing full life cycle logistics and engineering support to all weapon systems procured through foreign military sales FMS. To ensure that post-production logistics and engineering support will be available for out-of-production FA-18 FMS customers, the FA-18 in-service support ISS program was established. The ISS program was activated in 1991 to provide out-of-production FA-18 FMS customers access to U.S. Navy and commercial resources. Over the past nine years, the FA-18 ISS program has evolved into much more than a contract vehicle for FMS customers to obtain information from the prime contractor. As a result of a developing partnership between all FA-18 users, the ISS program has emerged into a highly productive, cost effective avenue for FMS customers to open dialogue and solve technical problems to air and resolve grievances involving the FMS system and to contribute individual expertise in support of the FA-18 aircraft. The FA-18 ISS program is organized and chartered under the authority of the Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR, under the management and administration of the AIR-3.0 competency. The ISS program was created to operate in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, and works hand-in-hand with the integrated product teams IPTs of the Program Executive Office, Tactical Aircraft Programs PMA265.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies