DOD awards US 68m order to Lockheed Martin for reprogramming lab

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. has announced it has been awarded a USD 68,933,454 cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order that provides for the design, development, documentation, integration, and test of upgrades to the US Reprogramming Laboratory, the company said.

The laboratory executes the Mission Data (MD) programming and reprogramming mission for the F-35 Digital Channelized Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program (DTIP) and non-DTIP configurations.

These efforts are in support of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps operational aircraft, as well as all training aircraft within the continental US with MD products.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (65 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (25 percent); and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2021.

Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps) funding in the amount of USD 20,000,000 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This order combines purchases for the Air Force (USD 34,466,727; 50 percent); Navy (USD 17,233,364; 25 percent), and the Marine Corps (USD 17,233,363; 25 percent).

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.