Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Contract: Lockheed, $431.3M

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $431,322,997 modification to the previously awarded Lot IX F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter advance acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0002) for the procurement of production non-recurring items. These items include special tooling and special test equipment items that are critical to meeting current and future production rates for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps; non-U.S. Department of Defense participants; and foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); Palmdale, Calif. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (8 percent); Preston, U.K. (7 percent); San Diego, Calif. (5 percent); Orlando, Fla. (4 percent); Marietta, Ga. (4 percent); Torino, Italy (4 percent); Merrimack, N.H. (4 percent); Eagan, Minn. (4 percent); Hauppauge, N.Y. (2 percent); Baltimore, Md. (2 percent); Alpharetta, Ga. (2 percent); Rolling Meadows, Ill. (2 percent); Cheltenham, U.K. (2 percent); Grenaa, Denmark (1 percent); Hoogeveen, Netherlands (1 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (1 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (1 percent); and Garden Grove, Calif. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. This modification combines purchase for the Air Force (34.81 percent); Navy (17.40 percent); Marine Corps (17.40 percent); non-U.S. Department of Defense participants (17.48 percent); and foreign military sales customers (12.91 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/04/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center and reprogramming lab.