Friday, September 27, 2013

Contract: Lockheed, $742.7M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $742,657,068 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lot VI advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0083). This modification provides for the manufacture and delivery of two F-35 Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft for the government of Australia and three F-35 CTOL aircraft for the government of Italy. In addition, this modification provides for LRIP Lot VI production requirements, including manufacturing support equipment, diminishing manufacturing sources management, ancillary mission equipment including pilot flight equipment, and concurrency changes to LRIP Lot VI aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, and the non-U.S. DoD Participants in the F-35 Program. Concurrency changes are changes to the LRIP Lot VI configuration baseline resulting from the F-35 development effort. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; El Segundo, Calif.; Warton, United Kingdom; Orlando, Fla.; Nashua, N.H.; Baltimore, Md.; and Cameri, Italy, and is expected to be completed in April 2016. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force (17.60 percent); Navy/Marine Corps (8.92 percent); and the governments of Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Turkey, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway and Denmark (73.49 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/27/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.