The Department of Defense has announced that Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., of Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $4,123,746,486 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
This includes the manufacture and delivery of 29 F-35A aircraft for the U. S. Air Force (19), government of Italy (2), government of Norway (2), government of Japan (4), and government of Israel (2). The modification also provides for 10 F-35B aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps (6) and government of the United Kingdom (4); and four F-35C aircraft for the U.S. Navy (3) and U.S. Marine Corps (1).
Finally, the modification provides for LRIP Lot VIII production requirements, including diminishing manufacturing sources redesign and management, ancillary mission equipment, including pilot flight equipment, and concurrency changes to LRIP Lot VIII aircraft.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting authority.
For more information, see the DoD release.