Thursday, May 12, 2016

Contract: Lockheed, $10.6M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $10,559,065 modification to exercise an option on delivery order (5500) that was previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This option procures 61 retrofit kits to correct deficiencies that preclude aircraft mission readiness in support of the Marine F-35 Strike Fighter aircraft initial operating capabilities. Work will be performed in Fort Worth (45 percent); Ogden, Utah (20 percent); Cherry Point, N.C. (20 percent); Yuma, Ariz. (5 percent); Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Fla. (5 percent); and Edwards AFB, Calif. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2019. This contract combines purchases of the Air Force (59.2 percent); Marine Corps (22.1 percent), and Navy (18.7 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/12/16) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base is home of the F-35 integrated training center.