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Lockheed Receives Two Joint Strike Fighter Contract Modifications

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $68,284,013 modification to the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production II contract for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. This modification defines the contractor's responsibility to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Air Force conventional take-off and landing and the U.S. Marine Corps short take-off vertical landing aircraft and provides funding for such efforts. The company also received a $45.9 million modification to incorporate government-authorized changes for the U.S. Marine Corps and United Kingdom short take-off vertical landing aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.