Thursday, March 15, 2018

Contract: UTC, $21.6M

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded $21,631,613 for firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order N00019-18-F-2412 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0005). This task order provides for non-recurring engineering for early identification, development, and qualification of corrections to potential and actual operational issues, including safety and reliability and maintainability problems identified through fleet usage, Accelerated Mission Testing, and Lead-the-Fleet programs. This task order will also provide support for continued engine maturation, evaluation of component life limits based on operational experience, operational readiness improvements, and efforts to reduce maintenance and of life cycle support costs for the Air Force, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense (non- U.S.DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers in support of the F-35 Lightning II, F135 Propulsion System Component Improvement program. Work will be performed in East Hartford (65 percent); and Indianapolis, Ind. (35 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $21,631,613 are being obligated at time of award, $12,872,653 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Navy (45.6 percent); Air Force (13.9 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants (22.8 percent); and FMS (17.7 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/15/18). Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center.