Lockheed Martin receives C-5M logistics support contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$129.3m contract by the US Air Force to provide contractor logistics support services for the air arm’s C-5M Super Galaxy heavy-lift strategic transport fleet.

The awarding of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on January 27. Under the terms of the deal, Lockheed Martin will provide supply chain management, repair and technical support services for the USAF’s C-5M Super Galaxy fleet, which was manufactured by the company. The contract is scheduled to be completed by January 31, 2022, with work being performed at the firm’s facilities in Marietta, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina.

C-5M Super Galaxy [USAF/Louis Briscese]
A USAF-operated Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy comes in to land at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California on May 18, 2017. USAF/Louis Briscese

Lockheed Martin’s C-5M Super Galaxy has been operational within the USAF’s ranks since February 2009. This was when the first of 50 C-5Bs was handed back to the service after undergoing the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP), which modernised the aged Galaxy fleet to C-5M standard. A pair of C-5As became C-5Cs before they were subsequently upgraded to C-5Ms in the mid-2010s. The USAF currently operates a fleet of 52 aircraft.