The U.S. Air Force never expected to fly aircraft such as the Cold War-era B-52 Stratofortress bomber for as long as it has, much less for another 30 years as it now plans to.
So if the Air Force continues to modernize its legacy fleets in addition to buying new, more advanced equipment and planes, it will need to have more access to technical data and software often owned or operated by industry partners, experts say.
“There is no real process to define what technical data requirements are in major acquisition programs,” said Heather Penny, senior fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.
Penny and a pair of former top Air Force operations officials debuted their study, “Data Requirements and Rights: Time for a Reassessment,” at the Air Force Association headquarters near Washington, D.C. on June 18th.
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