Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Contract: Lockheed, $311.4M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $311,399,980 contract for undefinitized delivery order 5503 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the F-35 Lighting II Block 3F upgrade for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the government of the United Kingdom. This order procures retrofit modification hardware necessary for the Block 3F upgrades, as well as engineering tasks supporting modification kit installation. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (90 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2021. This contract combines purchase for the Air Force (46 percent); Marine Corps (27 percent); Navy (20 percent); and the government of the United Kingdom (7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/01/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.