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[Avionics Today 12-11-2014] Ogden Air Logistic Complex (ALC) and Elbit Systems of America recently signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement defining how the two entities will collaborate during prospective contract opportunities to support the warfighter.
Under a PPP, such as that signed by the ALC and Elbit, the depot would have the opportunity to increase its workload and manpower while industry supplies engineering services and spares creating a beneficial relationship for both parties.
“Through the PPP, we are able to receive engineering data, quickly learn about advances in technology, gain or maintain certification levels, improve value engineering change proposals, strengthen training opportunities, provide direct labor and use existing facility infrastructure to support potential work in the areas of the F-16 radar systems, head up and head down displays, helmet mounted displays, depot/contract field team support, software development and new capabilities for laser systems,” said Michelle Hathaway, chief of strategic partnering at ALC.