F-35 Block 4

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Unread post06 Nov 2018, 19:13

SpudmanWP wrote:I don't fault DiD for changing (ie editorializing) on the $130mil award. I have a problem with the moving of the goalposts from Block 3F to now Block 4 in order to meet "contractual specifications".

Fair enough. DiD are suspect for sure.
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Unread post28 Dec 2018, 20:37

Lockheed Martin receives F-35 avionics upgrade contract
28 Dec 2018 Gareth Jennings

"Lockheed Martin has been awarded USD712.5 million in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) avionics upgrade. The contract, which was awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 27 December, covers the development of advanced hardware related to the TR3 effort due to be rolled out from low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 15 in 2023.

The TR3 upgrade is part of the Block 4 (full combat capability) follow-on modernisation programme for the F-35, also known as Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2). The wider Block 4 capability is to be rolled out in four increments (Block 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4)…."

Source: https://www.janes.com/article/85430/loc ... e-contract



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Unread post02 Jan 2019, 11:14

Are there deadlines to achieve Block 4.1, Block 4.2 and Block 4.3 ?
Is TR3 part of Block 4.2 upgrade ?
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Unread post02 Jan 2019, 15:29

https://www.govconwire.com/2019/01/prat ... -contract/

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. Navy to support flight testing of a new F-35 aircraft propulsion system.

Pratt & Whitney will help test F-35 Block 4 engine technology for Navy, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense entities, the DoD said Friday.

The company will also provide spare and repair parts, technical engineering services and special tooling and equipment as part of the fixed-price-incentive-firm and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.

Both the Navy and Marine Corps will obligate a total of $20M in fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

Pratt & Whitney will perform contract services at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and facilities in California and Connecticut.

The Pentagon expects contract work to finish in December 2023.
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Unread post03 Jan 2019, 04:40

TR3 is part of Block 4.2.
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Unread post03 Jan 2019, 04:42

laos wrote:Are there deadlines to achieve Block 4.1, Block 4.2 and Block 4.3 ?
Is TR3 part of Block 4.2 upgrade ?


On the 1st qn, there are no deadlines but a schedule of the lot when each block will be introduced (which the year is posted in this thread, just go back a few pages)

if you go back to pg 7 you will find the answer posted by Spuds for the 2nd question which as usual Spuds has beaten me to.
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Unread post03 Jan 2019, 05:31

weasel1962 and SpudmanWP - thank you.
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