The US Air Force has awarded a modification contract to Lockheed Martin for the sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet.

The $111.4m contract is part of the 2010 follow-on agile sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was issued initially in 2008 and extended in 2009.

FASTeR is a performance-based logistics contract to provide weapon systems sustainment of the F-22 fleet at all operational bases for 2010.

It will include training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance and sustained engineering.

F-22 Raptor is the world’s only operational fifth generation fighter, which includes a combination of stealth, speed, agility, situational awareness and long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.

The F-22 Raptors are assigned to seven US Air Force bases.