Pratt & Whitney has secured a $5.7 billion US Department of Defense contract covering the 12th and 13th production lots of the F135 engine that powers the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter.
“This award represents the largest-ever F135 production contract, funding more than 332 engines for the U.S. armed services and international customers, and includes program management, engineering support, production support, and tooling,” says the company.
The deal also includes priced options for Lot 14 production.
Pratt & Whitney
The company says it has delivered over 500 F135s, which power all three variants of the F-35.
In June 2018, the company made a similar announcement for the fighter’s 11th lot of low-rate initial production, valued at $2 billion and covering 135 engines.