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Fort Worth's Lockheed Wins $79.9 Million Contract Change

 Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth firm won a $79.9 million contract increase to build jetfighter training devices, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. of Fort Worth, Texas,received a $79,930,653 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract   for the manufacture and delivery of six F-35 Lightening II Full Mission Simulators.

In addition, this modification provides for a radar upgrade at Hill Air Force Base in support of F-35 radar cross section testing. 

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2015. 

Contract funds in the amount of $716,700 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, handled the contract.