Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec. 14, 2012)
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $127,740,214 fixed-price-incentive-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Program Air System Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 5 contract (N00019-10-C-0002).

This effort is required to complete the definitization for the previously announced Undefinitized Contractual Action (UCA) for a total of 32 F-35 Air Systems.

This modification procures LRIP 5 production requirements including: manufacturing support equipment; two program array assemblies; ancillary mission equipment, including pilot flight equipment; preparation for ferry of aircraft; and diminishing manufacturing sources redesign.

This effort includes requirements for the international partner governments as well as for the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2014.

Contract funds in the amount of $127,740,214 will be obligated at time of award, $112,863,361 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The contracting activity is Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

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