The U.S. Navy has awardedÂ Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT) a $109.6 million contract modification to supportÂ Block 3F upgrade of company-builtÂ F-35s.
TheÂ Defense Department said Tuesday the modification covers the provision of 567 modification kits for offboard system hardware and turnaround assets as well asÂ recurring labor for the completion of hardware and software upgrades.
Lockheed will perform work through December 2021 inÂ Texas, New Hampshire, Maryland, California, New York, Florida and Ohio in support of theÂ U.S.Â Air Force,Â Marine Corps, Navy andÂ international partners.
The Naval Air Systems Command obligated the full modification amount from the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy’s fiscal 2015 and 2016 aircraft procurement funds; the Air Force’sÂ fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds; andÂ international partner funds.
Block 3F is part of the F-35 program’s block development approach and intended toÂ provide 100 percent of the software required for full warfighting function that covers data link imagery, full weapons and embedded training.