The US Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide support for all of the US military’s land-based vehicles over ten years.

The contract indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to commence work on the Fleet Automotive Support Initiative-Global (FASI-G) has a potential value of up to $5.6bn over the next decade.

FASI-G is administered by the Defense Supply Centre Columbus and is part of the Defense Department’s initiative to improve logistics and sustainment support to forces, at the user level, through performance-based logistics.

Lockheed Martin will utilise information from military commands around the world, as well as predictive analysis, to establish a supply chain that guarantees delivery of maintenance and replacement automotive parts to war fighters.

Lockheed Martin will use its proven SCM+(TM) supply chain management solution, which is designed to provide total asset visibility, information and progress-tracking metrics.

A unique offering in Lockheed Martin’s successful FASI-G proposal was the company’s commitment to recruit wounded veterans to fill critical positions in the new programme.

By Daniel Garrun