Pratt & Witney (NYSE: RTX), a United Technologies company, announced last week that it had been awarded a $5.2 billion contract to develop engines for the F-35 Lightning II, a next-generation fighter jet. The engines will be used in both the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) and short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) versions of the jet. Pratt & Witney has been involved in the development of the F-35 engine since the program's inception, and this latest contract will keep the company involved through 2026.
Pratt & Witney to develop engines for F-35 Lightning II
It is a multi-role aircraft that can perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The F-35 is the most expensive weapons system in history, and Pratt & Witney's engines will power the aircraft. This is a significant win for the company, as it will help secure its position as a leading supplier of military engines.
A contract worth $5.2 billion last week
Pratt & Witney will develop and produce the engines for the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C variants of the jet. The F-35 Lightning II is a next-generation fighter jet that is being developed by Lockheed Martin. It is a multi-role aircraft that can be used for air-to-air combat, air-to-ground attack, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.
The F-35 Lightning II is a supersonic, multirole fighter aircraft
The F-35 Lightning II is a supersonic, multirole fighter aircraft. It is the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, a cooperative effort between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and Denmark. It will replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft. The F-35 Lightning II will be operated by the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and United Kingdom Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. It will be used for air-to-air combat, air-to-ground attack, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. The F-35 Lightning II will be armed with a variety of weapons, including the AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile and the GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb. It will have a maximum speed of Mach 1.6 and a range of more than 2,000 miles.
Pratt & Witney is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation
Developed by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that will be used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The F135 engine is a derivative of the F119 engine that powers the F-22 Raptor. The F135 engine is designed to provide exceptional performance and reliability. Pratt & Witney has a long history of providing engines for the military and is one of the world's leading providers of jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. Pratt & Witney's experience and expertise will be a valuable asset to the F-35 program.
The F-35 Lightning II is being developed by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and BAE Systems
The F-35 will be used by the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Navy. It will also be used by the air forces of Britain, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Turkey. Pratt & Witney is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. It is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut. It employs more than 42,000 people. It was founded in 1925.
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