adds improved avionics computers which allow the
CURRENT ESTIMATE ($ IN MILLIONS) December 2004 (88 programs) $1,472,184.3 Less final SAR submissions for six programs: JCM, Longbow Hellfire, MCS, NESP, SM-2, and B-1B (CMUP
) -7,136.2 Plus three new programs: MPS, MUOS, and SSDS +9,074.1 December 2004 Adjusted (85 programs) +1,474,122.2 Changes Since Last Report: Economic $0.0 Quantity -5.8 Schedule +1.7 Engineering 0.0 Estimating -55.0 Other -0.0 Support -13.7 Net Cost Change $-72.8 June 2005 (85 programs) $1,474,049.4
The Air Force initiated the Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP
) to improve B-1 lethality and survivability in support of the conventional mission.
This includes future contracts under the Conventional Missions Upgrade Program (CMUP) and the Defensive Systems Upgrade (DSUP), itself a part of the overarching CMUP.
The CMUP covers, among other things, the Block E upgrade to the Lancer, which calls for the installation of enhanced computers to allow for greater versatility in the types of weapons the B-1B can employ.
Block F is the DSUP phase of the Conventional Munitions Upgrade (CMUP) program, consisting of a series of enhancements centered on block release of software.
(Seattle, WA) is currently on contract for the CMUP, the last funded modification being Block F.
"The $1.4 billion figure represents the non-CMUP |Conventional Mission Upgrade Program~ supportability requirements that are independent of the CMUP content and programmatic decisions."
While the service doesn't know how Congress will vote in FY95, it will plan for ECM options in future budgets with an RFP planned for release in FY95 as part of the CMUP, providing that funds are appropriated.