Lockheed’s Greg Ulmer: Air Force Could Issue F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Solicitation in Spring

Lockheed’s Greg Ulmer: Air Force Could Issue F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Solicitation in Spring
Greg Ulmer EVP

Greg Ulmer, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business, has said the U.S. Air Force could release a solicitation for logistics and sustainment support for F-35 aircraft this spring, Inside Defense reported Friday.

Ulmer told reporters that Lockheed is in talks with the Department of Defense for a performance-based logistics agreement intended to help reduce long-term costs for sustaining the aircraft.

He noted that Lockheed is working to retain neutrality in its position regarding costs for F-35 production and that a cost-per-flying-hour reduction to $25,000 by 2025 is achievable.

Lockheed secured a $1.28 billion undefinitized contract action from the DOD to support sustainment of the global F-35 fleet in January.

The company and team members Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems will provide support through June 30.

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