Thursday, July 7, 2016

Contract: UTC, $1.5B

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded $1,509,856,423 for firm-fixed-price, incentive-firm target modification P00005 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0004). This modification provides components, parts, and materials for the production of Low Rate Initial Production Lot 10 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force (44); Navy (4); and (9) F-135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. In addition, this modification provides components, parts and materials for (36) F135 –PW-100 propulsion systems for the international partners and Foreign Military Sales customers; (4) F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the international partners; and (2) F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the global spares pool. Work will be performed in East Hartford (89 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (8 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in Sept. 2019. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force (37 percent); Navy/Marine Corps (24 percent); International Partners (23 percent); and Foreign Military Sales customers (16 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/07/16) Gulf Coast note: F135 engines are used in the F-35 fighter. Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the integrated training center.