Lockheed Gets $98M to Support C-5 Galaxy Avionics Upgrades
Lockheed Martin Co. in Marietta, GA is being awarded a $98 million firm fixed price, time and material and cost reimbursable contract. It will provide supply support, engineering and technical support, and software maintenance services to C-5 Galaxys modified under the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), plus replenishment spares and non-warranty repair.
Solicitations began July 2005 and one proposal was received. Negotiations were complete November 2005, and work will be complete by November 2010. The Headquarters Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Robins Air Force Base, GA issued the contract (FA8525-06-D-0001).
The full C-5 modernization encompasses both the AMP and the separate Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) denoted C-5 AMP/RERP. The full modernization effort incorporates a “glass cockpit” with digital avionics, a new aircraft propulsion system, and reliability improvements.