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Pratt & Whitney gets a $1bn contract from US military for additional F135 engines

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Pratt & Whitney gets a $1bn contract from US military for additional F135 engines
 
The US military ordered more than $1 billion worth of new jet engines for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. "Pratt & Whitney Military Engines is being awarded a $1,038,074,689 modification to the previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the Lot IX low-rate initial production F-35 Lightning II Propulsion contract for the Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps, international partners and foreign military sales (FMS) customers," the US DoD said on April 11.
     
Pratt Whitney gets a 1bn contract from US military for additionnal F135 engines 640 001Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine
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This contract provides for components, parts and materials associated with the procurement of 28 F135-PW-100 conventional take-off and landing propulsion systems for the US Air Force; six F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the US Marine Corps; and four F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the US Navy. In addition, this contract provides for seven each F135-PW-100 and F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for international partners, as well as 11 F135-PW-100 spare propulsion systems for FMS customers.

The contract announced yesterday finalizes part of an agreement that Pratt & Whitney reached with the U.S. Defense Department in January for more than $3.0 billion in two separate contracts - a ninth batch of 66 F135 engines and a 10th batch of 101 engines.

The $1.04 billion contract comes on top of $360 million in funding that had already been awarded to Pratt & Whitney to sustain the F135 engine production line.

To date, Pratt & Whitney has delivered 273 production engines for the advanced new stealth fighter.

The F135 is the derivative of the proven F119-PW-100 engine, the technologically advanced turbofan engine exclusively powering the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor.

 

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