Pratt & Whitney Wins $5.2B F135 Engine Contract
Pratt & Whitney has secured a $5.2 billion contract to support the production of F135 engines, which power the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The contract supports the production of the 15th and 16th lots of the engines. The contract also comes with an option to award a 17th lot.
Overall, the contract is worth approximately $8 billion with exercised options.
“This marks a major milestone for the program,” Pratt & Whitney F135 program vice president Jen Latka said.
“This contract award enables us to continue delivering critical fifth generation propulsion capability to the warfighter at a fair and reasonable cost for the taxpayer.”
Since December 2022, Pratt & Whitney has produced over 1,000 F135 production engines.
This contract funds the production of 278 engines, with an option to order up to 518 engines.
The contract also includes program management, engineering support, production support, and tooling.
The 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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