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Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin Wins $112 Million In F-35 Contract Changes

Texas Business reports:  Fort Worth’s Lockheed Martin won two major contract changes that total more than $112 million and involve the controversial F-35 program, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

The first contract change is a $68,284,013 modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production II contract for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. 

This modification defines the contractor's responsibility to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Air Force conventional take-off and landing and the U.S. Marine Corps short take-off vertical landing aircraft and provides funding for such efforts. 

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to span multiple years.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($37,684,013; 55.2 percent) and the U.S. Navy ($30,600,000; 44.8 percent). 

The second contract change is a $45,900,000 modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production III contract (N00019-08-C-0028) for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. 

This modification defines the contractor's responsibility to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Marine Corps and United Kingdom short take-off vertical landing aircraft, and provides funding for such efforts. 

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to span multiple years.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($37,500,000; 77.8 percent) and the United Kingdom ($10,200,000; 22.2 percent). 

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., handled both contract changes.