U.K. working out DMS problems with E-7 ahead of U.S. acquisition

By Shelley K. Mesch / August 9, 2023 at 11:39 AM
DAYTON, OH -- The U.S. will benefit from the kinks in the manufacturing and supply chain for the E-7 Wedgetail that are being worked out by the U.K., which has faced rising procurement costs on its version of the aircraft, senior materiel leaders told reporters last week. “The U.K. is actually solving some of the DMS -- diminishing manufacturing source -- issues,” said Steven Wert, program executive officer of digital, at the Air Force’s Life Cycle Industry Days, “which we’ll...

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