Lockheed Martin awarded $10.8bn F-22 contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10,8bn indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on November 5 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for Advanced Raptor Enhancement and Sustainment (ARES) for the F-22 Programme Office. 

This contract vehicle provides support for the necessary supplies and services to sustain and modernise the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor fleet, including modernisation hardware kit procurement and services such as upgrades, enhancements, and fixes, as well as performance-based logistics services. 

A pair of USAF F-22 Raptors wait for fuel from a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker whilst deployed in Europe. USAF/ TSgt Jason Robertson

If all options are utilised, work is expected to be completed by October 31, 2031. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal year 2021 research, development, test, and evaluation funds of $200,000 were released for the first delivery order at the time of award.