Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for F-35 Engine Modernization Study

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  • 10:37 AM, October 21, 2020
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Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for F-35 Engine Modernization Study
F135 engine

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp., today announced that it has been awarded a $1.5M contract to conduct an F135 modernization study and operational assessment by the F-35 Joint Program Office to determine specific propulsion system growth requirements for Block 4.2 F-35 aircraft and beyond.

The study is expected to conclude in March 2021.

Under this award, Pratt & Whitney will assess F135 engine enhancements required to support future F-35 weapon system capability requirements across all F-35 variants beginning with Block 4.2 aircraft. The scope of the assessment focuses on enhancements addressing improvements to up and away thrust, powered lift thrust, power and thermal management capacity, and fuel burn reduction.

As part of the study, Pratt & Whitney’s GATORWORKS organization will complete the conceptual design and analysis of multiple F135 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) growth options with phased insertion plans.

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