Congratulations to our friends at Lockheed Martin for their recent Department of Defense contract win to support and sustain the F-35 Lightning II combat jet fleet through 2020.
Awarded annually, this contract provides a range of improvements to Lockheed Martin’s repair and maintenance network. It will pay for advanced engineering work, fleetwide data analytics, pilot and maintainer training, supply chain management resources, and the services of industry sustainment experts at air bases and depots.
“The F-35 continues to deliver exceptional capabilities to the field, and this contract ensures F-35s are mission ready to meet warfighter needs,” said Greg Ulmer, the Lockheed Martin vice president who serves as general manager of the F-35 program. “The joint government and industry team continues to make significant progress improving readiness rates and reducing sustainment costs. In 2020, we are confident F-35 sustainment costs will be equal to or less than legacy jets.”
Work under the $1.9 billion contract will take place in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, California and the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to our friends at Lockheed Martin for their recent contract wins with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin an estimated $347 million contract as part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army’s focus in long-range precision strike missiles. Lockheed is the prime contractor for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration project. The team which includes Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), Integration Innovation Inc. (i3), Verity Integrated Systems, Martinez & Turek, and Penta Research will develop and integrate a land-based hypersonic strike prototype in partnership with the Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office.
Read Lockheed Martin’s full press release.
Lockheed was also awarded a potential six-year, $327 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency to design and build a new version of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. Lockheed is tasked to design, develop, integrate, test and certify the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 6.0 capability. As part of the contract, $15 million is obligated in FY19 for research, development, test and evaluation at the time of the award. Work will be carried out in Moorestown, NJ through 2025.
Read the Department of Defense announcement here.