Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Contract: Lockheed, $16.8M

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $16,814,091 bilateral modification (P00171) for an existing firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8611-08-C-2897) for engineering change proposal (ECP) 0533, follow-on agile sustainment for the F-22 Raptor, Reliability and Maintainability Maturation Program Project AF100 Acceleration Plan. This effort is to procure retrofit kits that will provide a more durable material for the actuated doors on the bottom of the aircraft to improve availability of the aircraft. ECP 0533 is the first of two phases to incorporate the new material on the doors and panels of the aircraft. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by September 2016. Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $16,814,091 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WWUK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 02/12/14) Gulf Coast note: F-22 pilots are trained at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., which is also home to an operational F-22 squadron.