Friday, January 6, 2012

Contract: UT, $194M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $194,097,296 advance acquisition contract with fixed-price line items for long lead components, parts, and materials required for the delivery of 37 propulsion systems for the Lot VI F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program (18 conventional take-off and landing for the Air Force; six short take-off and vertical landing for the Marine Corps; seven carrier variant for the Navy; four CTOL for the Italian Air Force; two CTOL for the Royal Australian Air Force; and associated spares). Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn.; Bristol, United Kingdom; and Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (19.1 percent), the U.S. Marine Corps (43.6 percent), the U.S. Air Force (28.3 percent), and the governments of Italy (6 percent) and Australia (3 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/06/12)