Thursday, February 9, 2012
Contract: Lockheed Martin, $14.8M
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,800,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract to procure long lead items for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter low rate initial production Lot 6 short take-off vertical landing aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is necessary to protect the delivery schedules of STOVL aircraft planned for delivery through December 2014. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/09/12) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.