Thursday, May 7, 2015
Contract: UTC, $7.6M
United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $7,643,131 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded F135 advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0016) for long-lead items for low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot X. The long-lead items include group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of conventional take off and landing (CTOL) propulsion systems for the Air Force, group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of CTOL, carrier variant propulsion systems for the Navy/Marine Corps, and group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of short take-off and vertical landing propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in East Hartford (67 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2017. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (97.4 percent), and the Air Force (2.6 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/06/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.