Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is being awarded three Navy contracts devoted to military aircraft, including a $141.9 million deal to modernize Greece’s P-3B, the U.S. Department of Defense announced during its Thursday digest of contracts.
The company will reactivate one of Greece’s P-3B aircraft and deliver hardware kits that upgrade four more of the nation’s P-3B. The company will also provide depot maintenance, a mission integration and management system made especially for Greece, new avionics, and additional hardware. The contract is part of the P-3B modernization program, which will extend the service life of the aircraft by 15,000 flight hours.
More than $26 million in foreign military sales funds will be assigned when the award is given, with none of those funds expiring during the 2016 fiscal year. The majority of the work—72 percent—will be conducted throughout the U.S., with the remaining work taking place in Greece. The labor should be finished in July 2019. The value firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action was not competitively obtained by the Navy.
The second most lucrative deal being given to Lockheed Martin, an $81.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, will task the company with upgrading F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C aircraft so that the fighter jets can perform well against evolving threats. More than $55 million in fiscal 2015 research, development, testing, and evaluation funds will be assigned at the time of the contract award, with nearly $36 million of those funds expiring at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract will benefit the U.S. Air Force the most, with $25 million of the funds devoted to the military branch. The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and non-DoD groups will also benefit from the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.
Finally, Lockheed Martin is being given a $47 million delivery order aiding Japan and Israel’s F-35A aircraft.
According to the DoD, the undefinitized delivery order tasks the company with delivering “modification kits to upgrade the RC West Block 3i Verification Validation Station to the Block 3F, 3F+, and 3F Digital Channelized Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program configurations, and provide engineering support during the installation and integration of the modification kits, verification and validation test venue support” in support of the aircraft.
Foreign military funds valued at $12 million will be assigned at the time of the award, with none of the funds expiring at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. More than half of the labor will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas, and a quarter in Orlando, Fla. The remaining work will be conducted in New Hampshire and California, with all of the labor expected to be finished in September 2021.
The DoD also announced L-3 Communications and Communications and Power Industries have both been awarded a one-year, $43 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for weapons systems electron tubes. L-3 and Communication Power Industries were the only companies to place offers for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which benefit the Navy. Both of the contracts include four one-year options. The labor will be conducted in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and should be finished Feb. 10, 2021.
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