Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney expects to receive contracts totaling around $1 billion under the Pentagon’s plan to extend development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The extra funds will pay for additional engines and support for flight testing of the F-35, and for production improvements to the F135 engine, says Warren Boley, Pratt’s military engines president. The company also has a “handshake” on the low-rate initial production (LRIP) lot 4 fixed-price contract, at a ...


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