Thursday, October 30, 2014

Contract: Pratt and Whitney, $793M

Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $793,051,336 modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target Low Rate Initial Production Lot VIII F135 propulsion systems contract (N00019-13-C-0016). This modification provides for the procurement of 19 F135-PW-100 Conventional Take Off and Landing propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force; six F135-PW-600 Short Take-off and Vertical Landing propulsion systems for the U.S. Marine Corps; and four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the U.S. Navy. In addition, the modification provides for four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems and four F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for international partners, eight F135-PW-100 propulsion systems, and three F135-PW-100 spare propulsion systems for foreign military sales countries. This modification further provides for program administrative labor, engineering assistance to production, and spare modules. Work will be performed in Middletown, Conn. (67 percent); Bristol, U.K. (16.5 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (16.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2018. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force), international partner, and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $793,051,336 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Air Force (33 percent); the U.S. Navy (30 percent); international partners (19 percent); and foreign military sales (18 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/30/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.