PRATT & WHITNEY AND F-35 PROGRAM OFFICE ANNOUNCE CONTRACT AWARD FOR 135 F135 ENGINES
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and the US Department of Defense announced a contract award for the 11th lot of F135 propulsion systems, powering all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
The latest contract continues to support program affordability initiatives with reduction in propulsion system price. The 11th low rate initial production (LRIP) contract will cover 135 engines, as well as program management, engineering support, production support, spare modules, and spare parts.
To date, Pratt & Whitney has delivered 375 F135 engines. Deliveries of LRIP 11 engines will start this year.