Lockheed Martin has secured a $1.14bn contract to provide sustainment services for the F-35 Lightning.

Work under the contract includes supply chain management, ground maintenance, depot activation, action request resolution and health management implementation, the Department of Defense said Monday. The contract notice is displayed below.

“Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,148,847,334 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost share contract for sustainment services in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, non-U. S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation activities, Automatic Logistics Information System operation and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); Orlando, Florida (24 percent); Greenville, South Carolina (7 percent); Samlesbury, Preston, United Kingdom (5 percent); and El Segundo, California (4 percent).”

The company will also support initial training of F-35 pilots and maintainers and maintain the Automatic Logistics Information System built to help aircraft operators manage the aircraft life cycle.

The Pentagon expects Lockheed to finish contract work by December 2022.

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Nice photo! F35 Elephant Walk at Hill AFB. Slightly OT. They may be close to locating that downed JASDF F35A.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Crashed-F-35A-fighter-jet-located-US-general-says

May the pilot Rest In Peace…

Cheers