P&W to test if Software Update to F-35B Engine Produces Extra Thrust During Take-Off

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P&W to test if Software Update to F-35B Engine Produces Extra Thrust During Take-Off
Engine of the F-35B stealth jet (image: Pratt & Whitney)

Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has been awarded $7.5 million to evaluate whether the software update to the F-35B engine produces a bump in thrust during emergency take-off situations.

“This modification provides for testing of software changes to allow for emergency thrust bump operations in support of F-35B short take-off /vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft for Marine Corps and non-US Department of Defense (DoD) participants,” the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Work is expected to be completed in November 2019.

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