Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $331,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the procurement of production non-recurring items, including special tooling, special test equipment items and software lab upgrades.
The contract is in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, international partners, and foreign military sales.
The majority of work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas.
Work is expected to be completed in December 2017.
Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps), and international partner and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $331,408,457, are being 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 authority.
Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Air Force