U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense | Yahoo News

“A combination of cost constraints and failure-driven program restructures has kept the program in a state of change. Schedule and cost priorities drove a culture of ‘use-as-is’ leaving the EKV (Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle) as a manufacturing challenge.”

“With more than 1,800 unique parts, 10,000 pages of work instructions, and 130,000 process steps for the current configuration, EKV repairs and refurbishments are considered by the program to be costly and problematic and make the EKV susceptible to quality assurance failures.”

via U.S. report rips Boeing, Raytheon quality controls on missile defense – Yahoo News.

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