$182M in F/A-22 Contracts Issued
The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH has issued a set of contracts related to production of the F/A-22 Raptor aircraft, which has been given a go-ahead at greatly reduced numbers within FY 2006 defense budget proposals.
Lockheed Martin Corp. subsidiary Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in Fort Worth, TX received a $134.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to extend the period of performance of the F/A-22 Lot 5 long-lead-time procurement activities through June 2005 (FA8611-04-C-2851, P00014). Solicitation began July 2004, and this work will be complete by November 2007. They also received an $18.1 million contract modification to increase the funding/termination liability values for June 2005 for F/A-22 Lot 5 production support and annual sustaintment (PSAS) activities (F33657-97-C-0031). This work will be complete December 2005.
In addition, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $21.2 million undefinitized contract modification to provide for Block 10 fielding strategy for Phase I and II (F33657-01-4600, P00097). Solicitation began December 2004.
In addition, the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued a $7.9 million undefinitized contract modification to United Technologies Corp. subsidiary Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group in East Hartford, CT for F119 engine support to the combined test force infrastructure at Edwards Air Force Base, CA (F33657-04-C-2852). The F119 is the advanced thrust-vectoring engine used in the F/A-22 Raptor, and Edwards Air force Base is the USAF’s premier aircraft testing center. This work will be complete February 2007.
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