The U.S. Dept. of Defense extended a $7-billion contract modification to Lockheed Martin Corp. concerning an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-22 fighter jet program. The modification will exercise an option for additional five-year ordering period, for comprehensive F-22 air-vehicle sustainment.
The F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine, Stealth-enabled tactical aircraft in service primarily for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to fighter aircraft capability, it also may be used for ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence. The F-22 has been in service since 2005, with 195 jets built to-date.
The new contract modification will extend Lockheed's air-vehicle sustainment services through December 2032.
The Pentagon indicated that work will be performed at five operational bases: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, in Alaska; Nellis Air Force Base, in Nevada; Tyndall AFB, in Florida; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, in Virginia; and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii. There will be six other "support" locations in California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah; and the contract also will cover potential domestic and overseas locations, and service during combat deployment or en route to support bases through depot partnering agreements and system program office locations.