Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $726.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for the sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet. This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, a Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) program providing weapon systems sustainment of the F-22 fleet at all operational bases. In 2010 these locations included to Guam, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. In January, F-22s from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, flew 100 percent of scheduled sorties during a deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Awarded initially in 2008, the program was extended under an option in 2009, and later followed with contract modification for 2010. For the 2011 calendar year, the current plan includes training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance, sustained engineering, support products and systems engineering.