Martin-Baker Aircraft Co is being awarded a $7,687,490 contract for the manufacture of 614 explosive cartridge kits; and 943 each of 12 different explosive cartridges used in the Martin-Baker ejection seat in F-35 aircraft.

This announcement, say the United States Department of Defense, involves foreign military sales to Korea, Israel and Japan.

Work will be performed in the United Kingdom (85 percent); and Hollister, California (15 percent), and will be completed by February 2020.

According to the contract notice:

“Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (International Partner Funding) (23.50 percent); fiscal 2018 procurement (Air Force) (20.35 percent); fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Air Force) (18.85 percent); fiscal 2018 procurement (Marine Corps) (9 percent); fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) (7.65 percent); Foreign military sales (FMS) Korea (5.19 percent); fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) (4.36 percent); fiscal 2018 procurement (Navy) (4.27 percent); FMS Israel (3.78 percent); and FMS Japan (3.05 percent) funding in the amount of $7,687,490 will be obligated at the time of award.  Funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year.  One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation.”

US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

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So, no one elze was in the running.

Barry Larking
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“… One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement and one offer was received in response to the solicitation.”

Despite Brexit.

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What about the actual seats?

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It states in the article above “used in the Martin-Baker ejection seat in F-35 aircraft”.