Monday, September 23, 2013

Contract: UTC, $214.8M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $214,843,107 modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lot VI low rate initial production advance acquisition contract. This modification provides for initial spare modules, initial spare parts, replenishment spare parts, and production non-recurring efforts, including tooling, for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark, and Norway. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Conn. (67 percent); Bristol, United Kingdom (16.5 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (16.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2016. This contract combines purchases for the Navy and Marine Corps (51 percent); Air Force (34 percent); Italy (4 percent); the United Kingdom (3 percent); Australia (3 percent); The Netherlands; Turkey; Canada; Denmark; and Norway (each 1 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 09/23/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.