Friday, July 5, 2013

Contract: UT, $134M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $133,979,288 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract. This modification provides for non-recurring and recurring sustainment, site activation and depot activation efforts in support of the Joint Strike Fighter F135 Propulsion System Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (63 percent); Indianapolis, Ind. (25 percent), and Bristol, United Kingdom (12 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force (44.1 percent); U. S. Marine Corps (23.5 percent); the U.S. Navy (21.6 percent); and the governments of the United Kingdom (2.1 percent); Italy (2 percent); Turkey (1.6 percent); Australia (1.6 percent); the Netherlands (1.3 percent); Canada (1 percent); Norway (.8 percent); and Denmark (.4 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 07/05/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.