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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John West

So, no one elze was in the running.

Barry Larking

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

Despite Brexit.

Grubbie

What about the actual seats?

Malcolm

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