Terms & Conditions


  1. OFFER/ACCEPTANCE: No order becomes a contract unless accepted in writing by an LMT Defense duly authorized official. Additional or differing terms and conditions proposed by Buyer shall have no effect unless accepted in writing by LMT.
  2. PRICES: Prices quoted for items sold (“Equipment”) do not include any customs duties, fees or taxes, however characterized, transportation charges or insurance costs, all of which where applicable shall be paid by Buyer. Price includes packaging in accordance with standard commercial practice unless otherwise specified by Buyer in which case packaging will be at Buyer’s expense.
  3. EFFECTIVE DATE: Unless otherwise agreed, no contract becomes effective until all of the following events have occurred: (1) where payment is by Letter of Credit (“L/C”), an L/C acceptable to LMT has been opened and confirmed, (2) Contract has been signed and approved by both parties, and (3) any down payment required by LMT is on deposit. LMT shall not be obligated to commence work until the foregoing events have occurred.
  4. DELIVERY: Domestic shipments travel via UPS Ground.  International delivery is free carrier (FCA), Eldridge , Iowa (INCOTERMS 2010). Risk of loss will pass upon delivery to a carrier at LMT’s facility.  LMT will deliver to a carrier it deems most appropriate, unless Buyer specifies a carrier.
  5. DELAYS: LMT will use its best effort to make delivery in accordance with the contract, but LMT will not be liable to Buyer for delays in manufacturing or delivery due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation fire, accidents, acts of God, act of war (declared or undeclared), civil commotion, terrorism, hostilities, inability to secure materials or labor, non-issuance, lapse or withdrawal of U.S. export license, and government acts, laws, or regulations. In the event of such delay LMT reserves the right to extend the date for delivery by a period of time equal to the time lost by reason of the delay(s).  In the event of late payment or performance by Buyer of its obligations, the parties will negotiate an equitable adjustment in price and schedule.
  6. PAYMENT: Payment shall be made in full in immediately available U.S. dollars to LMT Defense by bank wire transfer, letter of credit, or as otherwise agreed in the contract to which these terms and conditions are attached. Title shall pass to the buyer upon payment in full.
  7. WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES: Unless otherwise indicated in the quotation or proposal, LMT warrants that equipment and other items will conform to contract specifications and will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal usage at time of delivery provided that notice of any defect must be furnished in writing to LMT within 12 months of delivery. LMT’s sole liability under the warranty shall be limited to repair, replacement, or refund, at LMT’s option.  The warranty period shall not be extended for any reason.  This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, or negligence.  LMT is not liable for Equipment that has been abused, altered, or repaired by Buyer or a third party.  LMT warrants that title conveyed shall be good and Equipment free of any security interest or lien except that LMT shall have a security interest in Equipment until the purchase price is paid.
  8. LIMITATIONS: LMT shall in no event be liable to Buyer or any third party for any consequential damages for personal injury, property damage or for any incidental or consequential damages due to use, possession, or operation of the products sold hereunder, whether alleged to be due in whole or part to LMT’s fault or negligence, or for any damages in excess of the price actually paid for the item of Equipment which is the subject of the claim for damages.
  9. PATENTS: LMT will hold Buyer harmless from any claim of infringement of a S. patent brought by any third party against Buyer for Equipment purchased hereunder that is of LMT’s design. Buyer agrees to give LMT prompt notice of such claim and the right to maintain sole control of the defense and all negotiations for settlement or compromise of such claim.  If a final injunction is obtained against Buyer’s use of the Equipment or portion thereof as a result of infringement of a patent, LMT will, at its option and expense, either procure for Buyer the right to continue using the Equipment, replace or modify it so as to become non-infringing, or grant Buyer credit for the then value of the Equipment or portion thereof as mutually agreed and accept its return.  LMT will not accept any liability for Equipment purchased hereunder but altered to infringe a patent.  The foregoing states the entire liability of LMT and the exclusive remedy of Buyer with respect to infringement of patents by the Equipment purchased, or any part thereof, or by its use.  LMT shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages such as, without limitation, loss of profits.
  10. FINAL INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: Final inspection and acceptance shall occur at LMT’s facility upon satisfactory completion of inspection or acceptance testing to be performed by LMT in accordance with LMT quality procedures.
  11. COMPLIANCE WITH S. LAW: Export of the items purchased under this agreement is contingent upon obtaining an export license from either the U.S. Department of State or Commerce as applicable, and LMT will not be liable for the Government’s failure to issue or withdrawal of any previously issued export license. Buyer, or other organization disclosed by Buyer in the sales contract, is the ultimate destination of any item sold hereunder.  Buyer will not transfer items sold hereunder without approval of the U.S. Government in accordance with U.S export regulations.
  12. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION: It may be necessary to disclose to Buyer information that LMT wishes to protect from unauthorized use and disclosure. Buyer agrees that it will not disclose to anyone outside its organization, or to anyone within its organization that does not have a need to know, any information or data that that is submitted in writing and designated by an appropriate marking indicating a proprietary nature, or which is submitted orally and identified as proprietary provided that LMT notifies Buyer in writing of the proprietary information within 30 days of its oral disclosure.
  13. JURISDICTION: The laws of the State of Iowa shall govern this Agreement, and shall be the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any proceedings connected with or arising from this Agreement.
  14. GENERAL: The terms and conditions of this Agreement constitute the full understanding and the entire agreement between the parties, and no terms, conditions, understandings or agreements purporting to add, delete, modify, cancel, rescind or vary them shall be binding unless accepted in writing by the party to be bound. In the event any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not effect the other portions of this Agreement.


  1. Applicability: These terms and conditions are deemed to be incorporated into every purchase order issued by LMT Defense (“Buyer”) whether or not the purchase order makes specific reference to these terms and conditions. The term “Seller” as used herein means the party to whom Buyer has issued a purchase order. Acceptance of a purchase order issued by Buyer constitutes Seller’s agreement to all of these terms and conditions, except to the extent that the face of the purchase order expressly provides to the contrary. The purchase order issued by Buyer, together with these terms and conditions, constitutes the entire and sole agreement between Buyer and Seller with respect to the goods or services referred to in the purchase order. Any terms or conditions proposed by Seller that are inconsistent with, or in addition to, the terms and conditions of purchase herein contained shall be void and of no effect. To be effective against Buyer, any modification of these terms and conditions, other than on the face of the purchase order, must be agreed to by an authorized representative of Buyer in a writing that makes specific reference to these terms and conditions. When used herein, the terms this “order,” an “order” and “orders” refer to the purchase order that Buyer has issued to Seller, together with these terms and conditions.
  2. Delivery; Notice of Labor Disputes or Other Excusable or Non-Excusable Delays: Unless otherwise stated in the purchase order, all goods will be shipped prepaid, F.O.B. destination, by least expensive common carrier or Seller’s own vehicle. Time is and shall remain of the essence of this order. No acts of Buyer, including acceptance of late deliveries, shall constitute waiver of this provision. Buyer also reserves the right to refuse or return, at Seller’s risk and expense, late shipments, or shipments made in excess of Buyer’s orders or in advance of required schedules or (if such shipments are not refused or returned) to defer payment on such deliveries until scheduled delivery dates. Seller shall notify Buyer immediately, in writing, of any actual or potential labor dispute or other cause that delays or threatens to delay the timely performance of this order. In such event, Seller will update Buyer regarding delivery status from time to time, as necessary to fully inform Buyer of the status of all delays and the anticipated date of delivery. No such notice shall relieve or modify Seller’s obligation to render timely performance in accordance with the terms of this order.
  3. Termination; Breach of Contract; Damages: Buyer may, by notice in writing, cancel this order or direct Seller to discontinue work under this order in whole or in part at any time. Cancellation of any undelivered portion of this order by Buyer shall be accomplished by giving written notice to Seller. In the event of Seller’s actual or anticipated default in the performance of this order, Seller agrees, in addition to and not in lieu of all other remedies available to Buyer, to deliver to Buyer upon demand all raw materials acquired by Seller in order to perform under this order and all work in process and Buyer may at its option (i) complete the work, deducting the cost of completion, and all damages resulting from Seller’s default, from the price, or in the alternative, (ii) pay to Seller the cost of such raw materials and the fair value to Buyer, if any, of such work in process. In addition, Seller’s insolvency or cessation of normal business operations, or the filing of a voluntary or involuntary petition in bankruptcy by or against Seller, or the making by Seller of an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, shall be a material breach of this order. In the event of any breach or anticipatory breach of this order, Buyer shall have, in addition to and not in lieu of any of the provisions of this order, any and all other rights and remedies that the law provides to Buyer for failure of the Seller to perform in accordance with the provisions of this order, including the right to recover all damages incurred or sustained by Buyer by reason of Seller’s default. In no event shall Seller be entitled to lost or anticipatory profits, or to special or consequential damages. Failure of Buyer to enforce any if its rights under this order shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or of any other rights.
  4. Buyer’s Property: All specifications, drawings, tools, jigs, dies, fixtures, materials and other items supplied by Buyer or paid for by Buyer pursuant to the terms of this order shall be and remain the property of Buyer (or of the United States Government if such is the case) and Buyer shall have the right to enter Seller’s premises and to remove them at any time without being guilty of trespass and without liability to Seller for damages of any sort. All such items shall be treated as confidential and proprietary to Buyer and shall be used only in the performance of work under this order, unless prior written consent has been given by an authorized representative of Buyer. Seller shall prominently mark all such items (or, if approved in writing by Buyer, the entire area in which items are located) as being the property of Buyer or the Government. Where applicable, Seller shall also mark such items with the corresponding drawing number and/or Government number. Seller shall be responsible for all such items until they have been delivered to Buyer. Seller shall not dispose of any such items (even though no longer being used), without Buyer’s prior written consent. The provisions of this Section 4 hereinabove set forth shall survive delivery and payment for the goods or services referred to in this order, and shall remain in full force until all said items are delivered to Buyer or otherwise disposed of with Buyer’s written consent. Such property shall be and remain free of all liens or claims by Seller or any third party, and Seller shall, without limitation as to time, indemnify and save Buyer harmless from and against all liens or claims that may be asserted against said property. Seller acknowledges that exposure to Buyer’s proprietary design information will make it easier for Seller to manufacture parts that have the same form, fit and function as parts Seller manufactures for Buyer. As a result, Seller agrees and promises to notify Buyer in writing through Buyer’s Purchasing Management and to obtain Buyer’s written agreement, not to be unreasonably withheld, prior to manufacturing any parts for another entity that have the same form, fit and function as any parts Seller manufactures for Buyer (including any replacements or substitutes for any parts Seller manufactures for Buyer). The written notification shall describe the parts to be manufactured for the other entity and identify the corresponding parts Seller manufactures for Buyer. The written notification shall also provide Buyer with sufficient information to demonstrate, to Buyer’s reasonable satisfaction, that any parts Seller plans to manufacture for another entity that have the same form, fit and function of any parts Seller manufactures for Buyer will be manufactured without reference to or use of Buyer’s proprietary design information. Seller agrees that failure to comply with the above requirement shall create a presumption that Seller is misusing Buyer’s proprietary design information and will cause Buyer irreparable harm. If, without obtaining Buyer’s written agreement, Seller manufactures or sells for or to anyone other than Buyer any parts that have the same form, fit and function as any parts Seller manufactures for Buyer (including any replacements or substitutes for any parts Seller manufactures for Buyer) to which the presumption described in the immediately preceding clause applies, then Seller shall be in violation of this Agreement and Buyer shall be entitled to damages (including, but not limited to, injunctive relief and Buyer’s lost profits on the manufacture or sale of such parts). Seller agrees and promises that those persons working for or at the direction of Seller who are exposed to Buyer’s proprietary design information for Buyer’s parts will have no involvement in the manufacture of parts with the same form, fit and function for any entity other than Buyer without prior written approval from Buyer. At any time following completion or termination of this order, Seller shall, at Seller’s expense, make such disposition of all of Buyer’s Proprietary Information as Buyer may direct. Seller shall remain and continue to be obligated to perform each and every provision of this Section 4 notwithstanding completion or termination of this order. Absent contrary instructions, Seller shall destroy all proprietary information one year after final delivery under this order unless required to be kept longer by law or contract or government requirement. Buyer shall have the right to audit all pertinent books and records of Seller, and to make reasonable inspection of Seller’s premises, in order to verify compliance with this Section.
  5. Subcontracting: None of the work under this order shall be subcontracted without the prior written consent of Buyer.
  6. Specifications, Warranty, and Inspection: Goods made in accordance with Buyer’s specifications or drawings shall not be furnished or quoted to any other person or concern without the prior written consent of Buyer. In case of ambiguity in the specifications, drawings or other requirements of this order, Seller shall, before proceeding, consult Buyer, whose written interpretation shall be final. Seller warrants that all goods delivered or services rendered pursuant to this order shall be free of defects in workmanship, materials and design, and shall be in accordance in all respects with the design and, where applicable, the performance specifications, drawings and/or samples specified by Buyer. These warranties shall survive acceptance and payment. Seller shall be liable for and save Buyer harmless from any loss, damage or expense whatsoever that Buyer may suffer from breach of any of these written warranties. Buyer shall have the right to inspect all goods before and after delivery but no such inspection shall relieve Seller of any obligation pertaining to this order. In addition to all other rights and remedies available to it, Buyer may require Seller to replace rejected goods or Buyer may accept any goods that conform to Seller’s warranties and upon discovery of goods not so conforming may reject or keep and rework any such goods not so conforming. Cost of rework, inspection, transportation, repackaging, and/or reinspection by Buyer shall be at Seller’s expense. Seller, at its expense, shall provide and maintain an inspection system that complies with all specifications stated in this order or, in the absence of such specifications, an inspection system that is acceptable to Buyer. Seller shall maintain complete inspection records for all goods including, without limitation, the results of such inspections and the disposition of non-conforming or rejected goods.
  7. Changes: Buyer shall have the right by written change order from time to time to make changes in the services rendered or the goods to be furnished by Seller hereunder. If such changes cause an increase or decrease in cost of the performance of this order, or in the time required for its performance, an equitable adjustment shall be negotiated and this order shall be modified in writing accordingly. Any claim by Seller for adjustment under this Section 7 must be asserted in writing within 30 days from the date of receipt by Seller of notification of the change and shall be followed as soon as practicable with specification of the amount claimed, together with supporting cost figures.
  8. Assignment: Seller may not assign monies due or to become due under this order without the prior written consent of Buyer, except in the case of an accounts receivable financing arrangement secured by all or substantially all of Seller’s accounts receivable. In any case, assigned accounts shall be subject to set off, recoupment, or other claim of Buyer against Seller, whether or not arising from this order.
  9. Taxes: The prices stated on the face of the purchase order include all local, state and federal excise, sales and use taxes. All such taxes shall, when applicable, be separately identified on Seller’s invoice.
  10. Compliance with Law, Gratuities: Seller warrants that the goods to be furnished and the services to be rendered under this order shall be manufactured and sold in compliance with all relevant Federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In accepting this order, Seller represents and warrants that the goods and/or services to be furnished hereunder were or will be produced in compliance with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, and the Executive Orders and regulations issued pursuant thereto. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Seller shall insert a certificate indicating such compliance on all invoices submitted in connection with this order. Seller warrants that it has not offered or given and will not offer or give to any employee, agent or representative of Buyer any money, service or thing of value with a view towards securing any business from Buyer or influencing such person with respect to the terms, conditions, or performance of any contract with, or order from, Buyer. Any breach of this warranty by Seller shall be a material breach by Seller of each and every contract between Buyer and Seller.
  11. Export Control: Seller acknowledges that any technical data furnished by Buyer in connection with this order may be subject to U.S. export control laws, including but not limited to the Arms Export Control Act, 22 USC § 2778, (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 CFR 120-130, (ITAR) promulgated pursuant thereto. In this regard, Seller agrees that, unless it has obtained prior written consent from an authorized employee or representative of Buyer, and unless prior written authorization is obtained from the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), it will not export, reexport, or transship, directly or indirectly, the goods, documentation, technical assistance, or any media in which any of the foregoing is contained, or other technology provided hereunder or the direct product thereof, to any country or to any non-U.S. citizen. As required by the AECA and the ITAR, all manufacturers, exporters and brokers of defense articles, defense services or related technical data, as defined on the U.S. Munitions List, are required to register with the DDTC, and if Seller is engaged in the United States in such activities, Seller represents that it is registered with the DDTC, as may be required under 22 CFR 122.1 of the ITAR and, that it maintains an effective export/import compliance program in accordance with DDTC guidelines.
  12. Suspension and Debarment: Seller shall notify Buyer in writing at the earliest practicable time and, at Buyer’s request, shall promptly meet with Buyer, if Seller (a) is suspended, debarred, or proposed for suspension or debarment from doing business with the U.S. Government, or (b) is listed or proposed to be listed by the U.S. Government for U.S. export administration purposes in any “denial orders,” as a “blocked person,” as a “specially designated national,” or as a “specially designated terrorist” by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, (collectively, “Debarment”). Seller shall indemnify and hold Buyer harmless against any and all loss or damage suffered by Buyer as a result of Seller’s actual or prospective Debarment.
  13. Patents: Seller warrants that the sale, use or incorporation into manufactured products of all machines, devices and materials sold to Buyer hereunder which are not of Buyer’s design, composition or manufacture shall be free and clear of infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark or other proprietary claim of Seller or any third party. Seller shall defend, indemnify and hold Buyer and its customers harmless from any and all expenses, liabilities and loss of any kind, including attorneys’ fees, growing out of any claim, suit or action alleging such infringement, which claim, suit or action Seller agrees to defend at its own expense. Buyer shall be free to obtain its own counsel in any such instance and, if Buyer does so, Seller shall be obligated to reimburse Buyer for all attorneys’ reasonably incurred by Buyer to defend itself as a result of any claim against Buyer or a customer of Buyer contemplated by this Section 13.
  14. Indemnity Against Claims: Seller shall defend, indemnify and hold Buyer harmless against all losses on account of claims of injury to persons (including death) or damage to property which may result in any way from any act or omission of Seller or of its agents, employees or subcontractors. Seller shall also maintain such Public Liability, Property Damage, Employee’s Liability and Compensation insurance and Motor Vehicle Liability insurance (Personal Injury and Property Damage), as will protect Seller (and its permitted subcontractors) and Buyer from said risk and from any claims under any applicable Workers’ Compensation or Occupational Health and Safety statute or regulation.
  15. Stop-Work Order:
  16. Buyer may, at any time, by written order to Seller, require Seller to temporarily stop all, or any part, of the work called for by this order for a period of up to 90 days after the stop-work order is delivered to Seller, and for any further period beyond 90 days to which the parties may agree. Upon receipt thereof, Seller shall forthwith comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of cost allocable to the work covered by the stop-work order during the period of work stoppage. Within said period or any extension thereof, Buyer shall either (1) cancel the stop-work order, or (2) terminate the work covered by such order as provided in Section 3 above.
  17. If the stop-work order is cancelled or the period of such order or any extension thereof expires, Seller shall resume work. Buyer shall make an equitable adjustment in the delivery schedule or contract price or both, and this order shall be modified in writing accordingly, if (1) the stop-work order results in an increase in the time required for, or Seller’s cost properly allocable to, the performance of any part of this order, and (2) Seller asserts a claim for such adjustment within 25 days after the end of the period of the work stoppage.
  18. If a stop-work order is not canceled and work covered by such order is terminated for convenience, the reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order shall be allowed in arriving at the termination settlement.
  19. Applicable Law, Disputes: This order is to be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules and principles. Any lawsuit arising from or related to the performance of this order shall be filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut or the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, Judicial District of Hartford. Seller expressly consents to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, Judicial District of Hartford.


When the goods furnished are for use in connection with a United States Government (“Government”) contract or subcontract (as indicated on the face of the purchase order), the additional provisions set forth hereinafter shall apply, in addition to the above provisions.

  1. Inspection: The Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Government for goods and services covered by this order and shall be in accordance with FAR 52.246-2. Materials to be used in the performance of Government contracts may be inspected and tested by Buyer or by the Government agency concerned at all reasonable times and places either before, during, or after manufacture at Buyer’s direction. If inspection and test are made on the premises of Seller or Seller’s subcontractor, Seller shall furnish without additional charge all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safe and convenient inspection and tests required by the inspectors and the performance of their duty. The foregoing provisions of this Section 17 are supplementary to and not in lieu of or in derogation of the provisions of Section 6 above.
  2. Annual Supplier Certification: Seller shall sign, date and promptly return to Buyer an Annual Supplier Certification furnished by Buyer that certifies Seller’s compliance with certain requirements under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and/or Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARS), in effect as of the date of this order.
  3. Incorporated FAR and DFARS Clauses: The following clauses set forth in the FAR or DFARS, as in effect as of the date of this order, are hereby incorporated herein by reference, provided that clauses identified as being applicable to orders in excess of a specified value apply only to such orders:

    The full text of FAR and DFARS clauses may be accessed electronically at the following Internet websites: FAR:, and DFARS:
  4. Lobbying:
  5. Certification Concerning Use of Federal Appropriated Funds. Title 31 U.S.C. § 1352 prohibits the use of federal appropriated funds to influence a federal award. By agreeing to sell goods to Purchaser, Seller certifies that it has not and will not use funds derived from a federal government contract, grant, loan, appropriation, or cooperative agreement to lobby Congress or any employee or member of Congress, or any federal agency or federal government employee or official (hereinafter “the federal government”) to influence the award of, or ability to participate in, any federal contract, grant, appropriation, loan, or cooperative agreement, including the federal award underlying this Agreement, or to influence the continuation, extension, renewal, amendment, or modification of a federal award. If Seller engages any other subcontractor to perform all or part of its obligations under this Agreement, it will require that subcontractor to certify in writing its compliance with this requirement.
  6. Agreement to Make Required Disclosures. As required by 31 U.S.C. § 1352 Seller also agrees that, if it engages any person to lobby the federal government for the purpose of influencing the federal award that is the subject matter of this contract, or for the continuation, extension, renewal, amendment, or modification of the award, the undersigned will fully and truthfully execute Standard Form LLL, a copy of which may be obtained from Purchaser, and promptly will provide such executed form to Purchaser. Seller understands that, as required by law, all executed Standard Form LLLs will be supplied to the federal government and may be supplied to others with whom Purchaser has contracted. Seller agrees to supplement its disclosure under this paragraph promptly if there is a change in any of the information therein. If Seller engages any other subcontractor to perform all or part of its obligations under this Agreement, it will impose upon such subcontractor(s) the obligations of this subparagraph and will promptly provide to Purchaser any Standard Form LLLs executed by its subcontractor(s].

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