Thursday, June 4, 2015

Contract: Lockheed, $920.4M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $920,350,132 advance acquisition contract for long lead time, materials, parts, components, and effort for the manufacture and delivery of 94 F-35 Lightning II low rate initial production aircraft. This contract provides for 78 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force (44), Italy (2), Turkey (2), Australia (8), Norway (6), and for various foreign military sales customers (16). In addition, this contract provides for the procurement of 14 F-35B aircraft for the Marine Corps (9), Britain (3) and Italy (2), as well as 2 F-35C aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (55 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (15 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (10 percent); Orlando, Fla. (5 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); Baltimore, Md. (5 percent); and Cameri, Italy (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2019. This contract combines purchase for Foreign Military Sales program customers (38 percent); the Air Force (25 percent); non-U.S. Department of Defense participants (22 percent); and the Navy/Marine Corps (15 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-15-C-0003). (Source: DoD, 06/04/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.