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$23.4M for C-5 AMP Modernization Kits & Spares

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Before: C-5 cockpit(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Corp. in Marietta, GA received a $23.4 million firm-fixed-price contract modification for C-5 AMP production Lot V kits and spares. At this time, total funds have been obligated and work will be complete May 2009. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH issued the contract (F33657-98-C-0006/P00167). See “$33.3M to Continue C-5 Galaxy AMP-RERP Modernization” for in-depth coverage of what this major refit to the super-giant Galaxy transport aircraft entails, as the USAF attempts to improve the availability of an aircraft whose readiness rates have hovered at just 55-60%. The USAF is not yet certain that the upgrades will succeed in meeting readiness goals on the older C-5As, as the program experiences cost growth. Meanwhile, a battle is brewing between C-5M and C-17 supporters in Congress, and a reader writes: After: C-5M cockpit(click to view full) “I enjoy your articles covering various military spending. I have been checking your aircraft transport listings and haven’t seen much about the C5A. My reason for asking here in Martinsburg, WVA the Air Guard (167th) is spending between 300 million and 400 million to completely rebuild the base that was used for C130H to C5A. […]

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