F-35

November 16, 2016
By George I. Seffers
A panel discusses challenges in cyber domain at AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific in Hawaii. Photo by Bob Goodwin

Operating in a relatively new operations domain, cyber fighters are coping with a wide range of challenges, including lack of training and still-to-be-defined policies, doctrines and authorities.

August 24, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $7,424,950 for modification 0058 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-15-C-0031) for the procurement, delivery, installation, configuration and integration of a Korea Multi-spectral Database in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the government of South Korea under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (98 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in July 2018. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,424,950 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

April 8, 2016

Aechelon Technology, San Francisco, California, is being awarded a $11,907,930 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 14 visual image generators in support of joint simulation environment for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Work will be performed in San Francisco, California, and is expected to be completed in April 2017. Fiscal 2016 working capital (Navy) funds in the amount of $11,907,930 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-16-D-

March 23, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, USN, deputy program director at the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office speaks about the Defense Department's costliest program during AFCEA's TechNet Air 2016 symposium.

AFCEA TechNet Air 2016

The SIGNAL Magazine Online Show Daily, Day 2

Quote of the Day:
“With the F-35, we're making it as flexible as we can to give it a long life so when the threat changes, whether it's a high-intensity conflict or an overfly to collect [human intelligence] data, the platform is going to be able to survive.”—Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, USN, deputy program director at the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office

Perception isn’t always reality, but that doesn’t make for the most compelling headlines, said Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, USN, deputy program director at the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office.

March 14, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $66,222,453 undefinitized contract action against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the design, development, fabrication, integration, delivery, installation and testing of the technical solution to enable full interoperability of the Distributed Mission Training capability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (90 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2018. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $7,239,945 will be obligated at time of award,

September 2, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $430,878,490 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for non-air vehicle spares, support equipment, Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware and software upgrades, supply chain management, full mission simulators and non-recurring engineering services in support of low-rate initial production Lot 9 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (70 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (17 percent); El Segundo, California

July 15, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $101,304,341 modification to the previously awarded Lot IX F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter advance acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0002) for the procurement of helmet mounted display systems (HMDS) (383) for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy; international partners; and the governments of Japan and Israel under the Foreign Military Sales program. The HMDS is a bi-ocular helmet display system that provides the pilot with aircraft/mission data on the visor display. Data consists of flight, navigation, and weapons symbology and video from onboard sensors.

July 1, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,426,483 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) to provide the Reprogramming Center-West, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, with the primary mission equipment (hardware) required for the laboratory to meet partner and foreign military sales mission data file requirements in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program.

April 10, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $150,609,953 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) contract to provide an integrated reprogramming capability to build, test, modify, and field F-35 Lightning II mission data files for Australia and the United Kingdom. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas and is expected to be completed in December 2018. International partner funds in the amount of $150,609,953 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

June 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $75,980,553 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the procurement of 252 helmet mounted display systems in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Japan and Israel. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($33,541,274; 44 percent); the U.S. Air Force ($28,938,439; 38 percent); international partners ($10,103,656; 13 percent); and the governments of Japan ($2,264,917; 3 percent) and Israel ($1,132,267; 2 percent).

June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $90,914,168 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to incorporate the updated system architecture into the original Diminishing Manufacturing Sources redesign activity for the Electronic Warfare System in support of the F-35 Lot VII effort for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and the governments of the F-35 International Partners: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

May 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $101,900,000 not-to-exceed modification to a previously awarded cost-reimbursement contract (N00019-12-C-0070). This modification provides for non-recurring engineering and sustainment tasks for mission systems software and autonomic logistics development of the F-35A Conventional Take Off and Landing Air System for the government of Israel under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of autonomic logistics hardware to support Israel pilot training.

September 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,461,696 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0002) for the procurement and delivery of electronic components needed to support F-35 production and sustainment requirements due to current diminishing manufacturing sources. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Air Force ($9,252,671); U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ($23,752,211); and international partners ($6,775,872). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $149,041,442 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-0004) for the redesign and qualification of replacement F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Electronic Warfare system components due to current diminishing manufacturing sources. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

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.