Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a task order to previously awarded contract for C‐5 sustainment engineering services.
The task order, valued at around $10 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 award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
The contract work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Georgia; and Palmdale, California. The work is expected to be complete by Jan. 2019.
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.
The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. It provides the U.S. 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 swept 25 degrees.
The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version designed to extend its service life beyond 2040. The upgraded include new General Electric F138-GE-100 (CF6-80C2) engines, pylons and auxiliary power units (APU), upgrades to aircraft skin and frame, landing gear, cockpit and pressurization systems.