General Electric and Rolls-Royce are dissolving the Fighter Engine Team (FET) after deciding to discontinue self-funding the F136 alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The move comes after an Oct. 31 meeting between GE Aviation leadership and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in which “it became clear that the Defense Department would not support the FET self-funding effort,” says GE. Although not unexpected given the Defense Department's termination of ...


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