Under the F-35 Joint Strike Program, Pratt and Whitney announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million contract for the study of F135 modernisation study and operational assessment.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, will assess F135 engine enhancements required to support future F-35 weapon system capability requirements across all F-35 variants beginning with Block 4.2 aircraft.
“Designed with the knowledge that operational environments will evolve and threats will advance, the F135 is postured to meet future F-35 capability requirements,” said Pratt and Whitney in a statement.
We’ve been awarded a contract for an F135 modernization study to determine propulsion system growth requirements for Block 4.2 F-35 aircraft and beyond. Read more: https://t.co/NIi8LbtxsR#WeArePW pic.twitter.com/AfSwBxHJSY
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