The initiative, known as the F/A-18 Windshield Logistics Engineering Change Proposal (LECP), will save the
The savings will be obtained by converting and reusing Legacy Hornet C and D model windshield inventory into Super Hornet and Growler E/F/G windshield assemblies, thereby eliminating the need to buy brand new units to support the newer planes.
"Windshields are specialty items that take a long time to build. The tremendous engineers and logisticians involved in this initiative ran models projecting our declining Legacy needs against those of a growing population of Super Hornets, and they took action right away to not only improve readiness, but also to save costs," said Cmdr.
"We're enhancing Fleet readiness, saving money, and using the talents across our Naval Aviation Enterprise at the same time," Ott continued. "It's a win-win situation, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the Fleet Readiness Centers implement another great LECP. LECPs offer industry, program management activities, and all associated with
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)'s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRC-SW) currently repairs both Legacy and Super Hornet windscreen assemblies. The first of the 75 windshield panels to be modified will be converted by FRC-SW in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.
Other organizations heavily involved with the initiative include NAVAIR Headquarters, Navy Spares Committee (SPARCOM), Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Code N98, and
A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) is the
For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit: www.navsup.navy.mil
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