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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Pratt & Whitney has retro fit for engine of F-35 Joint Strike Force Fighter jet

F-35B Lightning IIThe F-35 fighter jet, plagued with more problems and cost over-runs than its predecessor, the beleaguered F-22 Raptor, will be getting a fix for its F-135 engine.

In a release out today, it was announced that Pratt & Whitney, an American aerospace giant, is installing a retrofit for the engine of the F-35 Joint Strike Force jet; a fix that should be completed fleet wide by first part of 2016.

On June 23, 2014, a Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter caught fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base.

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