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November 16, 2016
 

Sharpening the Raptor’s talons

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Lockheed Martin has received a $536 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor.

The funding is part of a Performance-Based Logistics contract providing weapon systems sustainment of the F-22 fleet at all operational bases for the 2017 calendar year.

Lockheed Martin provides sustainment services to the F-22 fleet through a U.S. Air Force-awarded PBL contract and a comprehensive weapons management program called Follow-on Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR).

As the original equipment manufacturer and support integrator for the F-22 Raptor, Lockheed Martin works closely with the U.S. Air Force to integrate a total life-cycle systems management process to ensure that the Raptor fleet is ready to perform its mission.

“This contract is a vital part of keeping the combat Raptor [F-22] fleet in fighting form,” said Ken Merchant, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Program. “Our collaborative partnership with the Air Force and our industry partners ensures that our warfighters get the critical capabilities they need to accomplish their missions.”

The U.S. has deployed F-22s to Asia and Europe to reinforce security commitments and bolster strategic partnerships with allies. F-22s are also currently deployed to the Middle East where they are supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

The F-22 Raptor defines air dominance. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world.




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