Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Contract: Lockheed, $265M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an advance acquisition contract with an estimated value of $265 million for long lead materials and effort associated with the Joint Strike Fighter Air System Low Rate Initial Production Lot IV procurement of 12 Air Force Conventional Take Off and Landing air systems, 14 Marine Corps Short Take-off and Vertical Landing air systems, one Navy Carrier Variant air system, and one Netherlands CTOL air system. In addition, this contract provides for associated ancillary mission equipment, sustainment support, special tooling/special test equipment and technical/financial data. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, El Segundo, Calif., Warton, United Kingdom, Orlando, Fla., Nashua, N.H., and Baltimore, Md., and is expected to be completed in January 2010. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/11/09) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is scheduled to be home of the JSF training center