Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Contract: Pratt & Whitney, $69.6M

Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded an advance acquisition contract with an estimated value of $69,604,842 for long-lead components, parts and materials associated with the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VIII of 19 F135 Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) propulsion systems for the Air Force; six Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) propulsion systems for the Marine Corps; and four Carrier Variant propulsion systems for the Navy. In addition, this contract provides for long lead components, parts and materials associated with LRIP Lot VII of four F135 CTOL propulsion systems for Italy; four STOVL propulsion systems for the United Kingdom; and two CTOL propulsions systems for Norway. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (67 percent); Bristol, United Kingdom (16.5 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (16.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2016. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force (56 percent); the Navy/Marine Corps (11 percent); and the governments of United Kingdom; (14 percent); Italy (12 percent); and Norway (7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/27/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center. Previous