United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,4 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightening II Lot VI Low Rate Initial Production cost-plus incentive fee contract.
This modification provides for support equipment for the F135 propulsion systems to include handling, testing, and maintenance equipment and parts required to keep systems operational such as borescope inspection kits, main engine inlet covers, lift nozzle module slings, lift gearbox adapters, and water wash cart systems.
Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (90 percent), and Indianapolis, Indiana (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015.
Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps and Air Force) and international partner funds in the amount of $9,468,406 will be obligated at time of award, $8,139,299 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Marine Corps ($5,455,280; 58 percent); the Air Force ($2,684,019; 28 percent); and the international partners ($1,329,107; 14 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.