Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Contract: Pratt & Whitney, $571.1M
Pratt & Whitney of East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $571,114,320 modification to the previously awarded Joint Strike Fighter F-135 (engine) low rate initial production Lot III advance acquisition contract to a cost-plus-incentive-fee/award-fee contract. It sets the final price and fully funds the procurement of seven Air Force conventional take off and landing propulsion systems, one spare main engine, initial spare modules and spare parts; one Royal Netherlands Air Force CTOL propulsion system, one spare main engine, and spare parts; seven Marine Corps short take off and vertical landing propulsion systems; initial spare modules and spare parts; two United Kingdom Royal Navy STOVL propulsion systems, one spare main engine, initial spare modules and spare parts. The contract also provides for associated special tooling, test equipment and more. Work will be performed in Connecticut, Indiana and the United Kingdom and is expected to be completed in February 2012. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/15/09) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is schedule to become home of the Joint Strike Fighter Training Center.