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March 7, 2023

Pratt & Whitney wins $5.2B contract for engines

courtesy Pratt & Whitney A F135 engine at Pratt & Whitney.

East Hartford jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a $5.2-billion contract to build F135 engines, the company announced this week.

Pratt & Whitney, owned by Raytheon Technologies, has been picked to support production of the 15th and 16th lots of F135 engines. The contract includes an option to award a 17th Lot, powering all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft, company officials said.

The contract funds the production of 278 F135 engines with an option to order up to a total of 518 engines and also includes program management, engineering support, production support and tooling.

The total contract value for lots 15-17, with exercised options, is approximately $8 billion, the company said.

As of December 2022, the company said it has delivered more than 1,000 F135 production engines.

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