Lockheed Lands $323M Navy Contract to Deliver F-35 Mission Data File Mgmt Lab

F-35The U.S. Navy has awarded a potential $323 million fixed-price-incentive contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for a laboratory with integrated reprogramming capacity to build, modify, test and deliver mission data files of a fighter aircraft.

The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed Martin Aeronautics‘ laboratory will feature a hardware in-the-loop system to analyze F-35 fighter jet MDF performance as well as limited product support elements and tools to process the data sets.

Naval Air Systems Command will obligate $27 million from international partner funds for the work to be performed in multiple locations, including California, Florida, New Hampshire and Texas through August 2020.

The fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft features integrated sensors and performs electronic attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

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