Pratt & Whitney Awarded $702M Contract Modification 

12.01.2023
Pratt & Whitney, F135 engine
Manufacturing

The U.S. Navy has awarded East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney a contract modification worth nearly $702 million.

The modification of the previously awarded contract allows for continued work in support of aircraft programs.

Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, makes the F135 engines that power all versions of the F-35 combat aircraft. 

Pentagon officials said that support includes recurring sustainment, program management, propulsion integration, engineering, material management, configuration management, software sustainment, security management, equipment management, product management support activities, and spare replenishments.

The modification also provides for technical data updates, training, and depot level maintenance and repair for all fielded propulsion systems at the F-35 production sites and operational locations for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other DOD and military partners.

Facilities

Nearly half the new engine work will take place at Pratt & Whitney facilities in Connecticut. 

Forty percent will be done in East Hartford, with another 6% in Windsor Locks. The balance will be performed at facilities around the world.

Pratt & Whitney says it will also receive Pentagon contracts in 2024 to upgrade the F-35 propulsion system.

The work is expected to be completed in May 2024.

Pratt & Whitney says it will also begin to receive Pentagon contracts in 2024 to upgrade the F-35 propulsion system via its F135 Engine Core Upgrade.

The company says the upgrade will “provide increased power and cooling capabilities for the F-35 as its capabilities continue to grow, while improving overall engine life—a strategy that will save tens of billions in lifecycle costs for the taxpayer.”

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