WASHINGTON (May 7, 2015, 2015)The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract award that pertains to local Navy activities.
United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $7,643,131 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0016) for long-lead items for low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot X. The long-lead items include group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of conventional take off and landing (CTOL) propulsion systems for the Air Force, group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of CTOL, carrier variant propulsion systems for the Navy/Marine Corps, and group hardware supporting the LRIP Lot X delivery of short take-off and vertical landing propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (67 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5 percent); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2017. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Navy) funds in the amount of $7,643,131 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($7,444,443; 97.4 percent), and the Air Force ($198,688; 2.6 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.