Thursday, July 2, 2009

Contract: Lockheed, $441.9M

Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $441,938,182 modification to definitize the previously awarded Joint Strike Fighter Air System low rate initial production Lot III advance acquisition contract to a cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract. This modification provides for common and unique performance based logistics support and hardware for the sustainment of seven U.S. Air Force and one Government of the Netherlands conventional take-off and landing aircraft; seven U.S. Marine Corps and two United Kingdom short take-off vertical-landing aircraft; material necessary to support activation of JSF bases, and associated systems. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/02/09) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is slated to become the JSF Training Center.