NAVAIR Awards F135 Propulsion Systems Contract
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engine has been awarded a $591,9 million modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F135 propulsion systems contract, announced the United States Department of Defense.
This modification provides for the procurement of 19 F135-PW-100 Conventional Take Off and Landing propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force; six F135-PW-600 Short Take-off and Vertical Landing propulsion systems for the U.S. Marine Corps; and four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the U.S. Navy.
In addition, this modification provides for five F135-PW-100 propulsion systems, one F135-PW-100 spare propulsion system and one F135-PW-600 propulsion system for international partners, including program administrative labor, engineering assistance to production, initial spare modules and long-lead hardware.
The majority of work will be performed in Middletown, Connecticut (67 percent) and it is expected to be completed in September 2016.
This contract combines purchases for the Air Force (41 percent), the Navy/Marine Corps (40 percent), international partners and foreign military sales.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Image: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engine