The United States Department of Defense announced a relatively small number of military contracts Tuesday, including a $71.3 million Defense Logistics Agency delivery order given to Boeing for aircraft vertical stabilizers.
The firm-fixed-price order is worth the maximum possible value. The U.S. Air Force will benefit from the contract. The labor will be conducted in Missouri, and should be finished on April 30, 2019.
Also announced was a $28.8 million U.S. Navy delivery order given to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for air vehicle retrofit modifications related to fuel tank overpressure engineering changes impacting the F-35A aircraft.
In addition to the U.S. military, the cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order also benefits the governments of Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. More than 93 percent of the orders will go toward the improvements for the U.S. Air Force, while more than 5 percent benefits the Netherlands. Italy, Norway, and Australia will each receive less than 1 percent of the delivery order benefits. More than $20 million of the funds will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The work will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas, Ogden, Utah, and Palmdale, Calif., and should be finished in March 2017.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems will be given $8 million for an exercised option for software related services benefit MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems. All of the funds will expire at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The majority of the labor, 90 percent, will be conducted in San Diego, while the remaining work will take place in Point Mugu, Calf. All of the work should be finished in December.
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