Updated: Pratt & Whitney's F-35 engine upgrade gets another boost
This story was updated on 31 July to include details of the bill passed by the US Senate on 27 July.
The F-35 Engine Core Upgrade (ECU) programme is the fastest, most cost-effective and lowest-risk approach to Block 4 capability that will allow global F-35 partners to continue to enjoy the benefits of interoperability and sustainment, a Pratt & Whitney official has told Shephard.
In early July, Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $66 million contract modification for the continued F135 ECU preliminary design efforts, bringing the value of the effort to $180 million.
Additionally, on 27 July, the US Senate Appropriations
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