The Week in Defense, July 29-Aug. 6, 2021

Pratt & Whitney F135 engine
Because of COVID-19’s effect on the supply chain, Lockheed Martin delivered 21 fewer F-35s than planned in 2020.
Credit: Pratt & Whitney
Pratt: Relieve F135 Shortage by Purchasing More Spare Engines A near-term solution for the engine shortage that has grounded 15% of the U.S. Air Force fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35As may simply be to buy more spares, a Pratt & Whitney executive said on July 27. The proposal by Jennifer Latka, Pratt...
Jen DiMascio

Based in Washington, Jen previously managed Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.

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