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Lockheed contracted for delivery of F-35 simulator software

By Sam Howard
Lockheed contracted for delivery of F-35 simulator software
Lockheed Martin will work on software to be used to test F-35s for combat readiness. File Photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

May 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded a $24.1 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin for its F-35-in-a-box flight simulator program.

The contract will pay for Phase II delivery of the verification simulation system's software, software fees, development, integration and support, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.

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Lockheed last year received a $50.8 million modification on the same contract for development, integration and support of the F-35-in-a-box, or VSim, system.

Lockheed will work under the terms of the new contract in Forth Worth, Texas, and Marietta, Ga., between now and September.

The Defense Department has obligated about $20.4 million to Lockheed at the time of the award, with funds coming from Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force accounts.

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