Thursday, February 11, 2016

Contract: Lockheed, $81.4M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $81,386,343 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for requirements decomposition and development of Block 4 modernization program capabilities in support of the F-35A/B/C aircraft. This contract includes new and upgraded capabilities to provide enhancements and continuous improvements to maintain viability against evolving threats, reduce life cycle costs, and improve operational suitability. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2017. This contract combines purchases for the Marine Corps (5.12%); Navy (8.12%); Air Force (30.98%); and non-U.S. DoD participants (24.22%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-16-C-0008). (Source: DoD, 02/11/16) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base is home of the F-35 integrated training center.