Experts Detail $2 Billion Cost Savings for Trump’s Air Force One
February 7, 2017 (Pleasanton, CA) –President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Air Force Secretary Nominee Dr. Heather Wilson are actively seeking ways to lower the $4 billion budget for replacing Air Force One: The President’s 747 flying command post.
Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.’s (WWK) aerospace and defense team identified concepts and pathways to save the Trump Administration $2 billion without compromises to the core mission or critical capabilities.
Compared to the Pentagon’s existing $4 billion sole source, no bid proposal, WWK’s alternatives, based on aircraft available from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Northrop Grumman, Embraer, etc., have less technical risk and can be delivered sooner than Boeing’s 747-8s expected in 2023.
Off-the-shelf defense and commercial options considered by WWK’s team increase Air Force One’s survivability while improving POTUS wartime ability to command and control America’s forces and nuclear arsenal.
Utilization of network centric and stealth technologies developed by manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Harris, General Dynamics, and L3 will enhance resilience and survivability to anticipated mid-21st Century requirements.
A more economical Air Force One will meet the needs of allies such as Japan, Germany, U.K., Australia, Canada and those with limited budgets and create opportunities for additional export sales while lowering costs further for the Trump Administration.
WWK’s team has over 100 years of experience in aerospace, defense, high technology manufacturing, and COTS strategies, as well as modeling and simulation for cost reduction and productivity improvements.
The team’s publications have appeared in the USAF Air & Space Power Journal, The National Interest, Real Clear Defense, Second Line of Defense (SLDINFO.com), IEEE, Photovoltaics International, Future Fab International, Semiconductor International and many others.
To purchase a license to the report “More Capabilities for Less: Air Force One Replacement” please contact WWK corporate headquarters at +1 925-399-6246 or by emailing [email protected]
About Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, WWK is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations and a leader in the COTS revolution in defense electronics.
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Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in aerospace, defense, photovoltaics (PV), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), nanotechnology, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), and healthcare.
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