Lockheed lands $54M joint strike fighter modification

Lockheed Martin has won a $54.5 million modification with the Navy to a joint strike fighter technical support contract.

The contract entails technical assistance, including technology transfer to establish working manufacturing bases, in support of the F-35 joint strike fighter Lot VII effort for the Navy, Air Force, and international partner governments.

Funds in the amount of $54,574,234 were obligated at the time of the award, with $42,966,294 expiring at the end of the current fiscal year.

Would is slated to wrap up January 2015.

The modification costs will be shouldered in roughly even measure by the Air Force and Navy, each handling about $21 million, with international partners footed the remaining $11.6 million bill.

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Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.

Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.

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