Thursday, February 14, 2013

Contract: UT, $65M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $64,999,589 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the Joint Strike Fighter F135 Propulsion System Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI recurring sustainment, operations, and maintenance efforts. Efforts include labor and materials required to maintain and repair F135 propulsion systems; sustainment labor consisting of fleet and material management, sustaining engineering, and joint services technical data updates; and material required to support fielded propulsion systems and support equipment after unit and depot activations at production, training, and operational locations. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (54 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (31 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2013. Fiscal 2012 and 2013 contract funds in the amount of $55,348,405 are being obligated on this award, $11,772,218 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Marine Corps (69 percent); the U.S. Air Force (26 percent); and the U.S. Navy (5 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/14/13) Previous Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.