Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contract: Raytheon, $72.7M

Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is awarded a $72,676,540 fixed-price-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0325) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0005). This order provides non-recurring engineering for early identification, development, and qualification of corrections to operational issues, to include safety, reliability, maintainability issues identified through fleet usage. Additionally, this order provides continued engine maturation; evaluations of component life limits based on operational experience; improvements to operational readiness; and reduction of maintenance and life cycle costs in support of the F-35 Lighting II Program Propulsion system - F135 component improvement program. Work will be performed in East Hartford (85%); and Indianapolis, Ind. (15%), and is expected to be completed in September 2027. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $21,000,000; and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of 10,953,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 03/31/21) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.