Lockheed Martin has won $93.8 million contract for procurement of diminishing manufacturing sources electronic components to support F-35 aircraft.
The modification will support aircraft production through Lot 14 for U.S. facilities, and Lot 15 for international facilities for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Work is expected to be completed in June 2017, US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.
Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy); fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); foreign military sales; and international partner funds in the amount of $66,720,487 are being obligated at time of award, $34,353,278 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting authority.
The US Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211 will be re-designated to (VMFA) 211 in a change of command ceremony, scheduled to be conducted Thursday. The squadron is scheduled to transition from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
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Lockheed Martin is exploring options to bring its weapons integration expertise to bear on the European-built S-70 BLACK HAWK helicopters made by Sikorsky. The goal is to produce an armed kit scalable to the requirements of customers that procure International BLACK HAWK aircraft direct from Lockheed Martin, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The US Department of Defense on Monday announced two initiatives with industry to reduce F-35 Lightning II production and sustainment costs. The first is a two-year extension of the "Blueprint for Affordability for Production" program announced in 2014, and the second is the creation of a similar concept to reduce the operation and sustainment costs of the F-35 weapon system, according to Lockheed Martin press release
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Lockheed Martin has been awarded the US Navy contract worth $559 million to provide logistics support, services and software upgrades for lot 10 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. “Lockheed Martin Corp
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