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$1.065B Buys Electronics for 139 MH-60R Helicopters

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MH-60R: ALFS & Hellfires(click to view full) Observers often note the spiraling price of aircraft and helicopters, without considering the rising cost of the equipment that goes into them. A recent contract offers an excellent illustration of that dynamic in action. Aug 15/07: Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego in Owego, NY received a $951.7 million finalization modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-06-C-0098). This definitization effort will result in a firm-fixed-price multiyear contract for the procurement of 139 MH-60R Mission Avionics Systems, covering FY 2007 (Lot 5) through FY 2011 (Lot 9). When combined with advance procurement contracts from January and May 2006 totaling $113.6 million, the total value of this multi-year contract rises to $1.065 billion – $7.66 million per set. It could have been $8.58 million each… MH-60R & ALFS(click to view full) Lockheed Martin’s release says the multi-year approach creates a 12% savings compared to individual batch buys. Work will be performed in Owego, NY, and is expected to be complete in December 2013. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract. Missions systems for the MH-60R include general avionics in an all-digital “glass” cockpit, as well as key sensors like an […]

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