Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Contract: Lockheed, $104.7M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $104,734,081 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement and delivery of 83,169 Xilinx field programmable gate arrays for the U.S. Air Force (35,842), U.S. Marine Corps (10,517); U.S. Navy (9,517), and the governments of Italy (5,992); Turkey (6,370); Australia (5,952); Norway (4,905); United Kingdom (3,530); the Netherlands (61); and Denmark (483). These FPGAs are required for the manufacture of the low rate initial production Lot VII through full rate production Lot III Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in September 2014. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force (44.3 percent); U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (22.7 percent); and the governments of Italy (7.7 percent); Turkey (7.2 percent); Australia (6.6 percent); Norway (6.3 percent); United Kingdom (4.9 percent); the Netherlands (.11 percent); and Denmark (.10 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/10/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.