Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Contract: Lockheed, $22.9M
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $22,902,038 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that integrates the government of Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft enterprise. Work will be performed at Fort Worth (60%); Orlando, Fla. (10%); Redondo Beach, Calif. (10%); El Segundo, Calif. (10%); and Lancashire, United Kingdom (10%), and covers initial non-recurring engineering and program support for F-35 production, logistics and sustainment. This is part of the government of Belgium's $5.1 billion agreement with the U.S. government for the procurement of the F-35 air system. Work is expected to be complete by September 2023. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $22,902,038 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0048). (Source: DoD, 03/31/20) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.