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01:43 PM, February 9, 2015
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Rolls-Royce has won a contract worth $442 million for initial production of 17 lift systems to be used in a US fighter jet, F-35B.

Rolls-Royce said on Monday it agreed the contracts with Pratt & Witney, which builds the engine for the jet, in a deal which complied with a plan to reduce the cost of building the aircraft, according to Reuters.

The US government plans to spend about $400 billion to develop and build 2,457 of the radar-evading warplanes over the next two decades.

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