Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics

Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics

Lockheed Martin is awarded $712,482,210 for cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2474 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) System. Efforts include the design of the TR3 System through full flightworthy certification, production readiness review, and fleet release to support low-rate initial production Lot 15 aircraft.

Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics

Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics


The contract, which was awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 27 December, covers the development of advanced hardware related to the TR3 effort due to be rolled out from low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 15 in 2023. The TR3 upgrade is part of the Block 4 (full combat capability) follow-on modernisation programme for the F-35, also known as Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2). The wider Block 4 capability is to be rolled out in four increments (Block 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4).
Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics

Lockheed Martin wins $712M to upgrade F-35 avionics


Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy and Marine Corps); and non-U.S. Department of Defense participant (non-U.S. DoD) funding in the amount of $207,144,167 will be obligated at time of award, $13,000,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order combines purchases for the Marine Corps ($27,046,506; 32 percent); Navy ($24,500,000; 29 percent); and non-U.S. DoD participants ($32,506,142; 39 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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