Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd has been awarded an $8.7m for the manufacture of 581 explosive cartridges kits and 1,116 explosive cartridges used in the Martin-Baker US16E ejection seat in F-35 aircraft.

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“Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., Uxbridge, United Kingdom, is awarded an $8,764,364 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture of 581 explosive cartridges kits and 1,116 each of different explosive cartridges used in the Martin-Baker US16E ejection seat in F-35 aircraft for the Joint Strike Fighter program.  The contract does not contain a provision for an option quantity. 

All work will be performed in Uxbridge, United Kingdom, and work is expected to be completed by October 2022.  The total value of $8,764,364 will be obligated at the time of award. 

Funding sources include fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (O&M) (International Partner Funding) funds (31%); fiscal 2021 O&M (Air Force) funds (22%); fiscal 2021 procurement (Air Force) funds (18%); fiscal 2021 procurement (Marine Corps) funds (8%); fiscal 2021 procurement (Navy) funds (5%); fiscal 2021 O&M (Marine Corps) funds (5%); fiscal 2021 O&M (Navy) funds (3%); Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Japan funds (3%); FMS Israel funds (3%); FMS Belgium funds (1%); and FMS Korea funds (1%).  Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement under authority 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (1), with one offer received.  Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-21-C-K014).”

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Terence Patrick Hewett
Terence Patrick Hewett
8 months ago

Denham not Uxbridge.

Clive Scott
Clive Scott
8 months ago

Well said. My Dad worked for Martin Baker for over 35 years.

geoff
geoff
8 months ago

Is Martin Baker still British owned?

LongTime
LongTime
8 months ago
Reply to  geoff

Still in the Martins and Bakers families

Last edited 8 months ago by LongTime
Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
8 months ago
Reply to  LongTime

And as most will likely be aware of, but worth repeating Martin pursued ejection seats (or more accurately doubled down on their previous work) when Baker was so unfortunately killed in the MB3 fighter when it’s Sabre engine did what Sabres so often did at the time and failed catastrophically. Both man and fighter were sadly missed. Didn’t realise it was still family owned.