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Boeing Company is being awarded a $172 million modification contract for product services in support of 13 P-8A low rate initial production Lot IV aircraft.

Services to be provided include integrated logistics support; interim contractor support; spares; support equipment; and technical publication updates driven by change proposals and customer originated changes. Work is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Lockheed Martin is also awarded a $99 million modification contract to provide long lead-time parts, material and components required for the delivery of 19 conventional take-off and landing F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.

Work expected to be completed in June 2014.

General Dynamics has also won a $187 million firm-fixed-price, non-option-eligible, non-multi-year contract for conversion of 44 each M1A1 and 40 each M1A2 model vehicles (total of 84 each) to a M1A2S configuration in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Boston Dynamics has been awarded a maximum $9 million modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) program.

LS3 seeks to demonstrate that a legged robot can unburden dismounted squad members by carrying their gear, autonomously following them through rugged terrain, and interpreting verbal and visual commands. The estimated completion date is March 31, 2015.

Within the general scope of work of Phase 2, the modification adds additional tasks to the contract for the development of an enhanced version of the LS3 system with increased reliability and usability, enhanced survivability against small arms fire and a quiet power supply to support stealthy tactical operations.

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