An alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) that faced a funding crisis earlier this year passed a Phase 3 Critical Design Review (CDR), company and government officials said. The F136, built by the General Electric Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, easily cleared the milestone event in the engine's two-year, $453 million pre-system development and demonstration (SDD) phase, company officials said in a statement. The review is designed to certify that existing ...


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