Pratt/Whitney Engines awarded USD 318m contract to modify 20 propulsion systems for F-35s

Pratt and Whitney Engines has announced it has been awarded a USD 319,792,357 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded contract, the company said.

This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan.

Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (67%); Indianapolis, Indiana (26.5%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (6.5%), and is expected to be complete by December 2022.

Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of USD 193,331,533; fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of USD 73,835,550; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of USD 52,625,274 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The above announcement reveals the current unit price for the F135-PW-100 engines fitted to F-35 aircraft for the US Air Force, US Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
These unit prices are USD 9.66 million for the US Navy, USD 12.03 million for the US Air Force and USD 8.77 million for Japan´s ASDF.

Pratt and Whitney Engines are a division of Connecticut-based United Technologies.