Lockheed Martin, L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman have been awarded individual contracts worth $45 million combined to commence work on Phase 1.2 of the U.S. Air Force’s Stand-in Attack Weapon program.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded the contracts on a sole-source basis and expects work on SiAW initiative to be completed by Feb. 25, 2023, the Department of Defense said Friday.
The Phase 1.2 contract award covers all activities necessary to integrate the SiAW system into the Air Force’s F-35 fighter aircraft, including wind tunnel testing and ground testing.
In a presolicitation notice posted on SAM.gov, the Air Force said the SiAW program requires a platform to store interface analysis and flight test data and compliance with the Universal Armament Interface program.
In June, the Air Force awarded Lockheed, L3Harris and Northrop three-month contracts to support digital engineering and design efforts for the SiAW system.