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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Defense Department awards Pratt $250M for Strike Fighter engines

The Defense Department has awarded Pratt & Whitney $249.8 million for jet engines and spare parts for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, according to the Pentagon’s latest contract listings posted Friday.

Ninety-three percent of the work will be done at Pratt’s East Hartford and Middletown facilities, the listing says.

The remaining 7 percent of the work will be done in Indiana and England by Rolls-Royce, involving propulsion systems for the short-take-off and vertical landing version of the plane for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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