DOD awards Lockheed $1.28B F-35 sustainment deal as PBL negotiations continue

By Courtney Albon / January 6, 2021 at 11:06 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.28 billion undefinitized contract action to support F-35 operations and sustainment through June 30 as negotiations continue for a long-term performance-based logistics contract.

The company announced the UCA in a press release today.

“The UCA funds industry sustainment engineering across the globe,” the release says. “It also covers fleet-wide data analytics and supply chain management for part repair and replenishment to enhance overall supply availability.”

Meanwhile, the Pentagon and Lockheed continue to negotiate the terms of a possible five-year PBL contract that could pave the way for a future multiyear sustainment deal. Lockheed pitched the PBL deal in 2019 and projects the fixed-price contract could save the program $1 billion.