Lockheed Wins Massive Contract To Build 105 More F-35 Joint Strike Fighters – US Defense Department

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has won an $ 847,025,000 US Navy modification contract to provide long lead components for the production of 105 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, the US Defense Department said in a press release.

“Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [of] Fort Worth, Texas is awarded a not-to-exceed $ 847,025,000 … modification contract,” the release said on Wednesday.

The agreement increases the scope to procure long lead materials, parts, components, and efforts associated with the production of 105 Lot 17 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, the release said.

Work on the contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, California (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%) and other locations in the United States, Italy and Japan, the release added.

Earlier, Lockheed Martin won a $ 492 million US Navy modification contract to provide logistics support for delivered F-35 jets for the Air Force, Marine Corps and the Navy, the US Defense Department said.

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“Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [of] Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $ 492,685,342 … modification to a previously awarded contract,” the Defense Department said in a press release on Tuesday.

The modification exercises options to provide logistics support to include ground maintenance activities, action request solutions, depot activities, automatic logistics information system operation and maintenance, reliability and maintainability, the release said.

It will also include supply chain management, pilot training, maintainer training and training system sustainment in support of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft systems, the release added.

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US Navy Orders Navigation Equipment For Sea Lift Oil Supply Ships

Meanwhile,  Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, NAV Systems and NAVTECH Marine Electronics have won a $ 55,940,500 US Navy contract for electronic communication and navigation equipment, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

“Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation [at] Sperry Marine, Saint Rose, Louisiana, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation [at] Charlottesville, Virginia, NAV Systems [at] Chesapeake, Virginia and NAVTECH Marine Electronics, Honolulu, Hawaii were awarded a multiple … contract with a shared ceiling of $ 55,940,500, “the release said on Wednesday.

The deal fulfills Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) requirement to procure services and parts to maintain bridge electronic communication equipment, navigation equipment, steering gear and other navigational systems aboard MSC’s ocean-going fleet, the release said.

The MSC fleet consists of “15 replenishment oilers (T-AO); three fleet ocean tugs (T-ATF); two hospital ships (T-AH); two rescue and salvage ships (T-ARS); two submarine tenders (AS ); 14 dry cargo, ammunition ships (T-AKE); two fast combat support ships (T-AOE); and 12 expeditionary fast transport ships (T-EPF), “the release added.

The contract also provides services for MSC’s roll-on, roll-off ships Seay, Pililaau, Sisler and Dahl, according to the release.