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Old 18th Feb 2019, 23:16
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golder
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
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Yes, it's per tail whether you want the group upgrade or not. In general terms the partners get together and decide on upgrades through the JPO. I don't know how much the FMS have to say. I would think the US has the last word.
This is separate to the self funding of the integration of a weapon system etc. That the payer has control of sales and costs. An example being the Meteor or ASRAAM or the Israeli plug n play EW

I'm going to need a link to the partners paying for software they are locked out of. I think that may fall under the old 'kill switch' and degraded stealth myths.

I'm pretty sure the foibles of the US procurement system was known to everyone, before they signed up. It would also include the recent and future FMS buyers. This isn't the first rodeo with the US system.

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