Pratt Wins $115M Contract for F135 Upgrade
East Hartford-based manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has won a $115 million contract to upgrade the company’s F135 engine.
The contract from the U.S. Department of Defense will support the company’s initial development activities through 2023.
Pratt officials said the engine core upgrade will deliver a product that is faster, more cost efficient, and safer.
“The F-35 engine core upgrade saves taxpayers $40 billion in lifecycle costs and builds upon a combat-tested engine architecture that has more than one million flight hours,” Jill Albertelli, president of Pratt & Whitney’s military engines business, said in a media statement.
Pratt’s F135 program has a significant presence in Connecticut, supporting more than 27,000 direct and indirect jobs and nearly 100 suppliers.
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