The current LRIP
system is being built by General Dynamics, with Insight Technology (Londonderry, NH) serving as a secondary contractor.
is set to rise to 30 aircraft in FY05, with full-rate production beginning in FY06.
This agreement includes two low-rate initial production (LRIP
) awards with a combined value of approximately USD60m.
The IASSM program is completing the engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase and the US Air Force will move into LRIP
later this year.
The low rate initial production (LRIP
) contract covers long-lead materials for the sixth lot of F135 engines and also provides Pratt & Whitney the ability to start procuring long-lead items for production engines.
(San Diego, CA) has received a $20.5million contract for advanced procurement of long-lead parts for the start of low-rate initial production (LRIP
) of two Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and one mission-control element.
Pratt & Whitney said that it and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low rate initial production (LRIP
) 5 contract which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements.
Because of the developmental problems with the SIRFC, the GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition program to determine whether it will provide decision makers with sufficient knowledge about the system's readiness to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP