Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Military Engines won a $254 million contract to remanufacture an undisclosed number of F100 engines for Foreign Military Sales customers of the USA.
The F100 engine family is used by 22 nations allied with the USA to power Boeing F-15E Eagles and Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcons. The recent remanufacturing contract will support engines in Chile, Indonesia, Taiwan, Poland, Greece, Iraq, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Thailand and Morocco, according to a Department of Defense notice online.
The contract will support the overhaul of a wide variety of F100 variants, including the newest type, the F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP). The -229 EEP lengthens the powerplant’s maintenance interval from 4,300 to 6,000 total accumulated cycles, which P&W claims extends the typical depot interval from seven to 10 years and provides a 30% reduction in life-cycle costs.
Work will be performed at P&W’s facilities in East Hartford, Connecticut, Midland, Georgia, and Midwest City, Oklahoma. The work is expected to be completed by 30 July 2024.
The F100 provides up to 29,160lb-thrust (130kN). The F-16C/D lightweight fighter is powered by one F100, while the F-15E air superiority fighter is propelled by two.