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Lockheed wins $422M sustainment contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin has won a $422 million contract modification to continue providing sustainment support for the Navy’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is a single-seat, single-engine fighter jet that can perform ground attack, reconnaissance and air defense missions. It also has stealth capabilities.

Lockheed Martin will provide sustainment support in the form of ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation activities, automatic logistics information system operations and maintenance, reliability, maintainability, health management implementation and support, supply chain management and activities to support pilot and maintainer training, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed in Ft. Worth, Texas, El Segundo, Calif., Warton, United Kingdom, Orlando, Fla., Nashua, N.H., and Baltimore, Md., and is expected to be completed in October 2014.

Funding in the amount of $369.3 million is obligated at the time of the award, of which $22 million will expire at the end of fiscal 2013.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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