Pratt & Whitney to provide jet engines for F-35 fighter in potential $1.1 billion contract

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.

Jan 8th, 2012
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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.

For more information contact Pratt & Whitney online at www.pw.utc.com, or the F-35 joint program office at www.jsf.mil.


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