Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Contract: UTC, $7M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $7,067,175 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-14-C-0026) for retrofit modifications to the F-135 propulsion system, including production thrust recovery and integrated power package manifold. Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,568,757 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force (50 percent); the U.S. Navy (49 percent); and the international partners (1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/03/15) Gulf Coast note: The F135 is used in the F-35. Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 Integrated Training Center.