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.

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems-Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price contract potentially valued at nearly $21 million to manufacture JSF-CI-3 countermeasure equipment used for the Joint Strike Fighter Program. JSF-CI-3 is a component of AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare System. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

June 8, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded an approximate $70 million contract for construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter training facility and training hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The proposed new construction will consist of a new training and simulator facility and a new multi-story hangar facility. The new training and simulator facility will include flight simulator spaces, training classrooms, briefing and debriefing rooms, network equipment rooms, administrative offices, and mechanical and electrical rooms. The new training hangar will include an aircraft maintenance bay, shop, administrative areas, data network areas, briefing and debriefing rooms, and mechanical and electrical