Raytheon won $212 million to deliver F-16 jet engines to Morocco.
“Raytheon Technologies Corp., East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $212 million delivery order against the F100 production program’s indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F100-PW-229 install engines. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Morocco and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. FMS funds in the full amount will be obligated at time of award,” a U.S. DoD release today said.
Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed June 30, 2025.
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has around 23 F-16C/D Block 52+ jets in its inventory. Morocco received U.S. approval to purchase 25 F-16Vs, known as Vipers, for $3.8 billion in March 2019. It also received approval to purchase upgrades for its older F-16s, valued $985.2 million.
The F100-PW-229 achieves the objective of increasing engine depot maintenance interval from 4,300 to 6,000 total accumulated cycles (TACs), effectively extending the typical depot interval from 7 to 10 years and provides a 30 life-cycle cost reduction over the life of the engine.
The latest configuration is especially important to the end user in increasing the depot maintenance interval and reducing operating cost of F-15 and F-16 fleets. This configuration is the standard in all new production F100-PW-229 engines.
The current configuration of the F100-PW-229 engine is suitable for new U.S.A.F. fighter applications, such as the F-15EX.