Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued July 17, 2020)
Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $935,530,602 contract, which consists of an $895,531,143 not-to-exceed cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price undefinitized line item; and a $39,999,459 cost-plus-incentive-fee definitized line item.

The undefinitized line items procure support equipment, Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware, training systems, site activations and integrated contractor support for the F-35 Lightning II.

Additionally, definitized line items on this contract support tasking that will result in improvements to the reliability, availability, maintainability and total ownership cost of the F-35 Lightning II for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (76%); Fort Worth, Texas (10%); Redondo Beach, California (9%); Owego, New York (4%); and Samlesbury, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to be completed by March 2026.

Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $205,656,772; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $153,835,313; non-DOD participant funds in the amount of 279,748,427; and FMS funds in the amount of $62,479,903 will be obligated at time of award. No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0032).


(EDITOR’S NOTE: It is not immediately clear why the Pentagon is still buying hardware for the F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), as it was decided earlier this year to replace it with a new, cloud-based system dubbed ODIN, and hopefully free of the recurring glitches and bugs found in ALIS.)

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