Close sidebar

F-35 LRIP 6 long lead contracts awarded

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 10, 2013
F-35C test aircraft CF-5 flies for the first time over Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth on November 30 2012.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$3.68bn modification to the previously awarded low rate initial production lot 6 advance acquisition contract (LRIP 6) for the procurement of 31 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

The 31 aircraft comprise 18 F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft; six F-35B short take-off vertical landing aircraft; and seven F-35C carrier variant aircraft for the US Navy. The company has also been awarded an additional US$753.4m modification to LRIP 6 to provide non-recurring sustainment and logistics support for delivered and projected air systems, including site stand-up and depot activation activities and the procurement of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) hardware and software; training systems; support equipment and spares.

A further US$374,495,232 modification to LRIP 6 will provide for the manufacture and delivery of initial spares in support of 60 LRIP 6 and LRIP 7 aircraft. Included in LRIP 6 are two F-35As – AU-1 and AU-2 – for the RAAF.

Advertisement
Advertisement

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

F-35 LRIP 6 long lead contracts awarded

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 10, 2013
F-35C test aircraft CF-5 flies for the first time over Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth on November 30 2012.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$3.68bn modification to the previously awarded low rate initial production lot 6 advance acquisition contract (LRIP 6) for the procurement of 31 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

The 31 aircraft comprise 18 F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft; six F-35B short take-off vertical landing aircraft; and seven F-35C carrier variant aircraft for the US Navy. The company has also been awarded an additional US$753.4m modification to LRIP 6 to provide non-recurring sustainment and logistics support for delivered and projected air systems, including site stand-up and depot activation activities and the procurement of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) hardware and software; training systems; support equipment and spares.

A further US$374,495,232 modification to LRIP 6 will provide for the manufacture and delivery of initial spares in support of 60 LRIP 6 and LRIP 7 aircraft. Included in LRIP 6 are two F-35As – AU-1 and AU-2 – for the RAAF.

Advertisement
Advertisement

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year