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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for F-35 modification kits and special tooling

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $11,944,605 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order previously issued against basic ordering agreement. This modification provides for modification kits and special tooling required for the modification and retrofit of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft in support of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, non-U.S Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

US Navy awards contract to Lockheed Martin for F 35 modification kits and special tooling F-35B Lightning II (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2017 and 2019 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $11,944,605 will be obligated at time of award, $332,847 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($7,196,895; 60 percent); Air Force ($2,127,150; 18 percent); Navy ($332,847; 2.9 percent); non-U.S. DoD participant ($1,525,994; 12.8 percent); and FMS customers ($761,719; 6.3 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.