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P&W awarded $2.2 billion for F-35 engines

2nd October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a $2.2 billion contract modification for the production and delivery of engines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

This will include 112 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the US Air Force, 46 F135-PW-600 systems for the US Marine Corps, and 25 F135-PW-100 systems for the US Navy. 

In addition, this award covers long lead components, parts and materials for 129 F135-PW-100 and 19 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-US F-35s.

Work will be performed in East Hartford in Connecticut, Indianapolis in Indiana, and Bristol in the UK, and is expected to be completed in February 2023. 

FY18 and 19 aircraft procurement funds, non-US DoD participant, and FMS funds totalling $3.6 billion were allocated at the time of award. 

F-35 OEM Lockheed Martin, meanwhile, has been awarded a $30.5 million contract modification exercising an option to continue lab infrastructure activities in support of the fighter. 

It will provide administration, maintenance and preparation of F-35 labs to test updated or corrected software and hardware configurations across the aircraft. 

Work will be performed in Patuxent River in Maryland and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and is expected to be completed in March 2020. 

The Naval Air Systems Command based at Patuxent River is the contracting activity for both awards. 

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