The purpose of the IPR was to obtain authorization to award a contract for an additional LRIP
of 3,984 AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios.
Our team is proud to be completing the final radio deliveries for this LRIP
, enabling the PRC-155 to become the first two-channel fielded radio to be operationally deployed for the U.
The Defense Acquisition Board, which oversees all major acquisitions, verbally approved the P-8A to enter the first year of low rate initial production (LRIP
), according to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), which expects an official written memo within three to four weeks to clarify how many aircraft will be built during the LRIP
quantity determination can be straightforward; however, it may also be difficult to balance the needs of all stakeholders.
Under the LRIP
program, L-3 will manufacture and install this new capability on three EP-3E aircraft.
This modification also provides for LRIP
Lot 7 production requirements, including manufacturing support equipment, diminishing manufacturing sources management, ancillary mission equipment, including Pilot Flight Equipment, and concurrency changes to LRIP
Lot 7 aircraft for the U.
contracts are anticipated, followed by multiyear, full-rate production.
option award results from the program successfully achieving Milestone C.
In addition, this modification provides for LRIP
Lot VI production requirements, including manufacturing support equipment, diminishing manufacturing sources management, ancillary mission equipment including pilot flight equipment, and concurrency changes to LRIP
Lot VI aircraft for the U.
Under the LRIP
option, General Dynamics will produce and deliver 72 vehicles to USSOCOM by 2016.
The contract adds to a May 2008 award of USD 197 million to fund LRIP
3 long-lead materials, and to a March 2009 contract modification award of USD 320 million for tooling and test equipment, also beginning in LRIP
Expansion of this quantity may be viable in the future depending on the lessons we learn in early LRIP
from our contractor arms-around support activities.