Joint Defence Acquisitions
The New Warsaw Pact Joint Defence Acquisitions program (JDA) is an initiative of the New Warsaw Pact that aims to provide common and modern defence capabilities to members of the Pact. While it was primarily designed for members of the NWP, there has been such an interest in the project from those outside the region that participation has been opened up to non-NWP nations.
The Joint Defence Acquisitions program was first proposed by the NWP Minister of Defense,Australien, on the 7th of February 2011 and quickly gained the support of the founder, Nullarni. On February 8, 2011 the project commenced, quickly taking on board applicants both from the region and others.
The first project to come under the JDA umbrella was the fixed-wing combat aircraft program. Initially, it was only to consist of a multirole fighter, but it quickly expanded to include an air superiority fighter and then a strike fighter. The strike fighter was the first order of business, being given the development title of 'Q-11'. It is now in the late-design stage.
Proposal and Initial Support for the Program
After discussion between members of the New Warsaw Pact's parliament, the project was initiated, quickly gaining the support of several nations. Applicants from the nations of Australien, Nullarni, Aezakmi, The Corporation, Wonderchicken, Lowell Leber, Kharsus, New Korongo, N1SM0 & Minnysota all expressed their wish to participate, all of whom were approved.
Various sights around Australien were made available to the project, providing much needed facilities for the development of the aircraft. The engines for the Q-11, however, are being developed in Lowell Leber, as was decided by consensus. The Australien government has been using this advantage to showcase much of its defence and high-tech industrial capabilities.
Funding and Management Structure
The JDA program operates on a 5-tiered structure for participating entities:
Level 5 Participant - $1 Billion contribution, no requirement for advisors, but up to two may be sent. Minimal input, but will gain priority over non-participants in orders of the aircraft and have flexibility in their orders. Level 4 Participant - $2 Billion contribution, recommended that between one and three advisors are sent. Input will be minimal, but priority is still given over level 5 orders. Level 3 Participant - $4 Billion contribution. At least two, and a maximum of eight advisors are to be sent. Input will be at a moderate level, but requirements of higher-level participants may take priority. All participants from Level 3, 2 & 1 have equal priority in orders of aircraft. Level 2 Participant - $7 Billion contribution. At least one design team and one engineering team must be sent, and teams specialising in any other field may be sent. High level of input and requirements for level 2 participants will have their requirements seriously considered at all times. Level 1 Participant - $10 Billion contribution. A team in all major fields is required, and any amount may be sent in any field. The highest level of input will come from level 1 participants, and the aircraft will be based around the requirements of these participants.
There is also a set of terms and conditions that applicants must agree to in order to be accepted into the program:
Terms and Conditions for Participation in the NWP-JDA Program: 1. Any and all aircraft and ascociated systems that are designed as a result of this program are the intellectual property of the New Warsaw Pact. 2. The rights to produce and produce for export this plane are only granted by the nations of Australien and Nullarni, being that they are the Executive of Defence and Leader of the New Warsaw Pact respectively. 3. Adjustments to the aircraft and variants of the aircraft may be produced by any nation that has acquired said aircraft in accordance with this document; These adjustments and variants must be approved by either the Executive of Defence or Founder of the NWP. 4. Nations are permitted to sell excess and unwanted stock of this aircraft, but not to produce for export (Unless in accordance with Condition 2). 5. Any and all liability for the aircraft are the responsibility of the nation that produces said aircraft. 6. These terms apply to each program of the NWP-JDA program. Acceptance must be restated for each program.
Final executive power rests with the Minister for Defence of the New Warsaw Pact, Australien, who weighs up the suggestions of all participants, based on their level of participation among other factors.
Q-11 Strike Fighter
The first of the aircraft, named the Q-11 during its production, is a dedicated strike fighter. It was designed to be able to carry a large payload over long distances and at high speed, delivering a devastating blow to its target or targets. It is equipped with inbuilt FLIR and laser targeting equipment. After much debate, it was decided that 3-D thrust vectoring nozzles would be fitted on the aircraft.
Q-12 Multirole Fighter
Q-11 Air Superiority Fighter
Disputes and Disagreements
The Aezakmi government has protested the fact that all bar one element of the program are based in Australien, and have repeatedly requested that at least one section of the aircraft be developed in Aezakmi. Tensions grew on a diplomatic level throughout the early months of the program between the Aezak and Australien governments, culminating in a breakdown of negotiation and the withdrawal of the Aezak team in the program, resolved only when the Wochick government mediated a return to the status quo. Both the Aezak and Australien government were criticised for their stubborn attitude during negotiations and their unwillingness to compromise.
Delivery and Production Schedule
|Nations of the New Warsaw Pact|
|Nations: | Aezakmi | Altaggannah | Atheist Libertarians | Australien | Damanucus | Haralkia | Igomen Vudorii | Lower Hesse | Nullarni | Speculine | The Shinnian Islands | The Tempest of Taubate | Triuvia | Wonderchicken |||
|NEW WARSAW PACT Projects|
|| Joint Defence Acquisitions |||
|NWP Arbiter's Court Cases|
|| Australien v Nullarni | New Warsaw Pact v The Shinnian Islands ||