Pratt & Whitney Gets $71M F-35 Propulsion Tech Support Order

The U.S. Navy has awarded United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney subsidiary a $71.4M task order to mature the F-35 propulsion system ahead of service operational use of the fighter aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney will provide non-recurring services to help address safety and durability challenges, maintain technical performance and advance the engine technology of F-35 jets for the Navy as well as the U.S. Air Force, non-defense participants and foreign military sales customers, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

The engine manufacturer is set to receive $64.6M in contract obligations at the time of award.

Work will take place East Hartford, Conn., and Indianapolis, Ind., through December 2023.

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