Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for C-5 contractor logistics support services.
The contract, worth around $7.6 million, was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located at Warner-Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. A combination of fiscal 2018 transportation working capital funds; and operations and maintenance funds for the amount are being obligated at the time of award.
This sole-source acquisition contract provides for supply chain management, repair, and technical support services.
Work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia; and Greenville, South Carolina, and is expected to be complete by July 1, 2018.
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It is among the largest military aircraft in the world.
It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo.
The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter predecessor and the later Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The C-5 is a large high-wing cargo aircraft with a distinctive high T-tail fin (vertical) stabilizer and with four TF39 turbofan engines mounted on pylons beneath wings that are swept25 degrees.
The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with new engines and modernized avionics designed to extend its service life beyond 2040.