United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) division Pratt and Whitney has awarded a contract to KMWE / DutchAero to manufacture F135 engine components, the company said.
The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, precision component manufacturer KMWE, together with its subsidiary DutchAero, has received a 10-year long term procurement agreement for machined engine components. This agreement signals a strengthened relationship between Pratt and Whitney and KMWE / DutchAero and positions KMWE / DutchAero well for follow-on F135 opportunities.
As one of the original nine partner nations for the F-35, the Netherlands is a key contributor to the development, production and sustainment of the F-35 program. The current program of record for the Netherlands is for the procurement of at least 37 F-35A aircraft.
KMWE is supplier and partner for the High Tech Equipment Industry and Aerospace. With its headquarters in the Netherlands, KMWE now employs approximately 600 employees worldwide with subsidiaries in Malaysia, India and Turkey.
Pratt and Whitney designs, manufactures and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.