Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Contract: UTC, $592M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engine, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $591,919,496 modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F135 propulsion systems contract (N00019-12-C-0060). 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, this modification provides for five F135-PW-100 propulsion systems, one F135-PW-100 spare propulsion system and one F135-PW-600 propulsion system for international partners, including program administrative labor, engineering assistance to production, initial spare modules and long-lead hardware. Work will be performed in Middletown, Conn. (67 percent); Bristol, U.K. (16.5 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (16.5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in September 2016. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force (41 percent); the Navy/Marine Corps (40 percent); international partners (18 percent); and foreign military sales (1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 10/14/14) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.