Lockheed to Update F-35 Air System Testing, Design

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $39.3 million Navy contract modification to update air system design and testing for fighter jets, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor will continue developing the F-35’s partner version air system under a delta systems development and demonstration program.

Funds under the cost-plus-fee contract will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Work will occur in Fort Worth, Texas and the Pentagon expects work to finish in October 2014.

The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

The company is also developing a data farm for the F-35 under a contract awarded in mid-March.

The farm will be located at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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