United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded $8,729,358 for a firm-fixed-price, incentive-fee modification 0003 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0004).
This modification provides long lead-time components, parts, and materials for the production of six low-rate initial production Lot 10 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems under the Foreign Military Sales program.
Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (67 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018.
Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $8,729,358 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, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The above contract notification implies that the six engines mentioned are additional to those originally ordered in Lot 10, and that they are intended for an export customer of the F-35A variant.
The identity of Foreign Military Sales customers is normally mentioned in contract announcements, and its omission this time around is unexplained.
So we can only speculate which F-35A Lot 10 customer has increased its order, and whether it is stand-alone or whether it implies an increased aircraft order.)