Lockheed Martin: Rigsrevisorerne kan ikke regne

De kan ikke regne og bruger tal, der er mere end et halvt år gamle. Sådan lyder svaret fra Lockheed Martin, når man beder dem forholde sig til kritikken fra den amerikanske rigsrevision af JSF-projektet. I stedet for at svare på mine spørgsmål i relation til de advarselslamper rigsrevisorerne tænder, glider Lockheed Martin-chefen Tom Burbage igen og igen af ved at rette skytset mod afsenderen.

Da jeg mødte ham i sidste uge, var det således svært at få et brugbart modsvar på den sønderlemmende kritik, som den amerikanske rigsrevision, GAO, for en lille måned siden kom med i deres årlige statusrapport omkring milliardprojektet Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), der skal være fremtidens standard kampfly i det amerikanske forsvar. Et fly som flere europæiske lande også har i kikkerten og som er storfavorit til at blive Danmarks fremtidige kampfly.

GAO skrev i dette års statusrapport bl.a.:

-          Driften af JSF forventes at blive dyrere end F-16 flyene

-          Forsinkelserne og fordyrelserne er så omfattende, at man risikerer at flyene skal opgraderes efter få år.

-          På bare to år er tidsplanen skredet med 2,5 år

-          Det tager langt længere tid end beregnet at bygge hvert enkelt testfly. GAO frygter at det vil påvirke hvor mange timer det vil tage at masseproducere flyene.

I stedet for at forholde sig til kritikpunkterne, sagde Tom Burbage bl.a.:

“Rapporten er faktisk skrevet i september 2009, så den indbefatter ikke udviklingen de sidste seks måneder,”

 ”De (GAO, red.) kommer til Fort Worth (LM’s hovedkontor, hvor JSF udvikles, red.). Så skriver de en rapport seks måneder senere og så går den til kongressen tre måneder efter det. Så generelt er GAO’s rapport ni måneder bag efter der hvor programmet reelt er,”

“De modeller de (GAO, red.) bruger (til at udregne driftsomkostninger per flyvetime, red.) afspejler ikke programmets realiteter,”

“Denne rapport er “outdated”"

 Q: Det ser ikke ud til, at de gør deres arbejde særlig godt hos GAO?

“Jeg er enig. Jeg er med dig. Det er meget frustrerende. Vi har flere uafhængige vurderinger af det her program, end noget andet program nogen sinde har haft. Lige nu har vi 16 evalueringshold med 20 mand på hver i Fort Worth i forbindelse med Nunn-McCurdy undersøgelsen,”

Også udmeldingerne fra Pentagon om at stykprisen bliver 95 til 113 mio. dollars får et skud for boven:

“Denne gruppe kom ind og lavede en vurdering af programmet. De brugte ingen af de faktiske data, som er genereret af F-35 (JSF). De brugte historiske data fra F-18 og F-22. De sagde; baseret på alt hvad vi ved om hvad jeres fly vejer og hvor meget det koster at bygge flyene, tror vi at jeres stykpris ender på dette niveau.”

Dermed fortsætter Lockheed Martin med at udvise den arrogance, som er blevet kritiseret fra flere sider. De opfører sig, som om de har vundet den danske konkurrence, og har ikke den nødvendige ydmyghed som en sælger bør have over for sin kunde. Hvis jeg til sammenligning i en almindelig butik beder sælgeren forholde sig til en kritisk anmeldelse fra Forbrugerrådets blad Tænk af vedkommendes produkt, så provokerer det mig voldsomt, hvis han går efter bladets troværdighed i stedet for at forholde sig til kritikken.

“Hvad siger I til at Tænk giver jeres fladskærm 2 ud af 5 stjerner i billedkvalitet?”

“De kan ikke måle og forholder sig i øvrigt til en gammel model”

Det er derfor i mine øjne hamrende useriøst og arrogant, at Lockheed Martin ikke har et sagligt svar på en saglig kritik. En kritik som GAO ikke er alene med. Som den, der skal betale gildet, er jeg interesseret i at høre LM’s svar på kritikken, hvis jeg skal købe varen.

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29 Responses to Lockheed Martin: Rigsrevisorerne kan ikke regne

  1. Valdemar says:

    Åhh lad dem da være, jeg synes det er modigt af et firma, hvis produkt stiger i pris, hver gang man blinker, at snakke om gamle oplysninger, fragtrater, lønninger og råstofpriser stiger åbenbart ikke i fremtiden.

    Forbereder du en post om Nunn-McCurdy-reglen, dette fortræffelige stykke lovgivning?

  2. Andreas says:

    Er det nødvendigt? Du kan bare læse om den på Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunn%E2%80%93McCurdy_Amendment

  3. Valdemar says:

    Nah, man er blevet forvænt :-)

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  10. I can’t believe I’ve been going for years without knowing that.

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