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Lockheed continues supply chain services

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has extended Lockheed Martin's supply chain services contract for three logistics centers in the continental United States.

The second two-year option award under the Air Force Industrial Product-Support Vendor contract is worth $176 million.

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"We are pleased the Air Force has opted to exercise this second contract option, highlighting the confidence and trust that our customers place in our abilities to support their weapons systems," said Lisa Mahlmann, vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Sustainment. "We look forward to continuing this partnership by maintaining critical spare parts and consumables to keep the warfighter mission-ready."

The IPV initial contract awarded in 2006 provides total supply chain consumables for production depot maintenance activities at the three USAF Air Logistics Centers in Ogden, Utah; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Warner Robins, Ga. The ALCs provide worldwide engineering, maintenance and logistics management for all U.S. Air Force fighters, transporters, missiles and munitions.

Lockheed Martin's Global Supply Chain Services is a one-stop supply chain services provider supporting U.S. and international government and commercial customers with operational field sites. The organization provides aircraft spares and repairs; kitting; performance-based logistics services; warehousing; bench stock management services; supply chain management; and strategic sourcing and transportation management.

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