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Lockheed receives $9.4M contract for F-35 modifications
by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has received a $9.4 million modification to an existing contract for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike FIghter milestone event capabilities involving retrofit kits and installation services, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.

The work will be conducted at the Lockheed facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and is projected to be finished by April 2019. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and non-Department of Defense funds in the amount of $4.7 million have been obligated for the contract.

The F-35 is a 5th-generation multi-role stealth fighter that is being acquired by the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps to replace and supplement much of their air fleets. Partner nations such as Japan, Britain, Australia and others are participating in the program.

Three different variants are being produced to meet the needs of each branch of the military, as well as foreign customers, and is expected to enter full service and production over the next several years.

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Alloy Surfaces receives two year contract for flare countermeasures
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Alloy Surfaces Co. has received a two year, $29 million contract for MJU-66/B infrared countermeasures, the Department of Defense announced Friday. The contract will go toward the purchase of flares designed to counter infrared guidance systems on missiles. The work will be conducted in Chester, Penn., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020 with $18.4 million was obligated upo ... read more

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