Today, November 21, during the NIDV exhibition in Ahoy Rotterdam, a Letter of Intent has been signed on cooperation in the field of sustainment by the commander of the Logistic Center Woensdrecht (LCW), Commodore Schevenhoven, and the CEO of NLR, Michel Peters.
Goal of the agreement is to keep sustainment of aircraft and helicopters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) affordable and to contribute to maximising deployability of the fleet.
The Air Force Command (CLSK) and NLR are for many years strategic partners in the field of knowledge and technology development, knowledge use and knowledge preservation with respect to air and space operations. The purpose of the Letter of Intent between LCW and NLR is the use of in-depth knowledge and advanced technology of NLR in order to maximise availability and minimise costs relating to the sustainment of weapon systems. To this end NLR will support the Programme Management Department of LCW.
In addition, NLR will play a role in supporting LCW partners DutchAero Services, Elbit Systems of America, Terma, AAR and Boeing, in line with the Netherlands’ GovernmentÂ ‘golden triangle’ policy in which institutes/academia closely cooperate with government and industry.