United Technologies Corp has won the US Navy contract worth $1.5 billion for the production of F135-PW-100 propulsion systems that powers the fifth generation aircraft F-35.
“United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded $1,509,856,423 for firm-fixed-price, incentive-firm target modification P00005 to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0004). This modification provides components, parts, and materials for the production of Low Rate Initial Production Lot 10 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force (44); Navy (4); and (9) F-135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps,” the US Department of defense announced Thursday.
In addition, this contract is also to provide components, parts and materials for 36 F135 –PW-100 propulsion systems for the international partners and Foreign Military Sales customers; 4 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the international partners; and 2 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the global spares pool.
Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut); Indianapolis, Indiana; and Bristol, United Kingdom, and is expected to be completed in September 2019. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy, Air Force); international partner; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $1,509,856,423 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, according to the statement.
This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($558,411,024); Navy/Marine Corps ($352,871,638); International Partners ($350,171,923); and Foreign Military Sales customers ($248,401,840), the statement added.