EAST HARTFORD, Conn., 8 Jan. 2012.Military jet engine designers at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., will provide additional engines for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter under terms of a potential $1.billion undefinitized contract from the U.S. Department of Defense.
The fifth lot of engines includes 21 conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) engines for the U.S. Air Force; six carrier variant (CV) engines for the U.S. Navy; and three short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) propulsion systems for the U.S. Marine Corps. Deliveries will begin late this year, company officials say. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. The contract's initial amount is $358.6 million.
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