Marietta, GA (SPX) Feb 23, 2011
Lockheed Martin has received a $726.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet.
This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was awarded initially in 2008, with an option for 2009 that was exercised. A follow-on modification was issued for 2010.
FASTeR is a Performance-Based Logistics contract providing weapon systems sustainment of the F-22 fleet at all operational bases for the 2011 calendar year, including training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance, sustained engineering, support products and systems engineering.
In 2010, the U.S. Air Force deployed the Raptor around the world, including to Guam, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. In January, F-22s from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, flew 100 percent of scheduled sorties during a deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan.
"The Raptor is one of the U.S. Air Force's most highly deployed aircraft by fleet percentage, and ensures that the United States and its allies can control the skies and access heavily defended theaters," said Scott Gray, vice president of sustainment for Lockheed Martin's F-22 Program. "We work in close partnership with the Air Force to sustain the Raptor and to enhance aircraft availability, performance and reliability, at the lowest cost possible."
F-22 Raptors are assigned to seven U.S. bases. Flight testing takes place at Edwards AFB, Calif. Operational tactics development is ongoing at Nellis AFB, Nev. Pilot training occurs at Tyndall AFB, Fla. Operational F-22 aircraft are assigned to Langley AFB, Va.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Holloman AFB, N.M.; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
As the world's premier air dominance fighter and the only fully operational 5th generation fighter, the F-22 is able to defeat denied-access threats, enable legacy aircraft and joint and coalition operations in contested areas, and promote deterrence and security.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
F-22 at Lockheed Martin
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com
Boeing EA-18G Growlers Deployed by US Navy
St. Louis MO (SPX) Feb 21, 2011
Boeing has announced that EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft have been deployed for the first time by the U.S. Navy. "The men and women of Boeing are honored to see this new capability directly benefit the nation's brave servicemembers around the world," said Kory Mathews, vice president of F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs for Boeing. "The airborne electronic attack capabili ... read more
Israel successfully tests Arrow anti-missile system|
Knesset urges $1.4 billion Iron Dome buy
Surface Combat Systems Center Tests Aegis BMD Capabilities
Boeing And Northrop Grumman Submit Proposal For Missile Defense Competitive Contract
Enhancing The Protection Of Rotary Aircraft Against Missiles
Lockheed Martin Receives $34.5 Million Contract For Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb Kits
$7 bn UAE missile deal expected this spring
Pakistan test fires Babur cruise missile
K-MAX Achieves Numerous Firsts During Recent Demo Flights
AeroVironment Develops World's First Fully Operational Life-Size Hummingbird-Like Unmanned Aircraft for DARPA
New wing tests for carrier drone
Mumbai police to get unmanned drones to fight terror: report
Northrop Grumman Next-Gen FBCB2 System Approved For Fielding
Boeing To Demonstrate Aviation Command And Control Subsystem For US Marine Corps
Russian defense satellite in wrong orbit
Boeing To Demonstrate High-Technology, Low-Risk Solutions At AFA Air Warfare Symposium
LockMart Receives Major Contract Modification For F-22 Raptor Sustainment
Boeing Receives Second Option Of B-52 Engineering Sustainment Contract
A Device Enables The Remote Explosion Of Improvised Land-Mines
Boeing EA-18G Growlers Deployed by US Navy
Boeing wins massive US air tanker contract
Pentagon tanker deal boosts industry
Russia heading to arms buying spree
India rejects direct purchase of MH-60s
US top military officer visits Gulf amid Arab revolts
Taiwan cardinal eyes China-Vatican dialogue
Mideast unrest puts US military access in jeopardy
US: Troops' move depends on Japan
Scientists Build World's First Anti-Laser
Yale scientists build 'anti-laser'
'Air laser' could find bombs at a distance
ONR Achieves Milestone In Free Electron Laser Program
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|