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Lockheed Secures $213M Navy Contract to Support Multinational F-35 Data Center Modernization

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a five-year, $213.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help modernize an F-35 data center located at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

The company will perform engineering, maintenance, logistics and material support work for the modernization of the Australia Canada United Kingdom Reprogramming Laboratory, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Under the contract, Lockheed will also establish a production and test line for mission data in support of Australian and British F-35 air vehicles.

The Pentagon said that initial obligated funds amounting to $53.3 million will come from the Joint Strike Fighter program’s non-DOD participant account.

Sixty-five percent of contract work will occur in Eglin, Florida, and the remaining 35 percent will be performed at a company facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

ACURL, which reached initial operating capability status in February 2020, employs personnel who have been trained to collect and evaluate aircraft mission data file sets.

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