31 May '17, 6pm

Pratt & Whitney pitches souped up version of the F-35 engine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Pratt & Whitney is pitching a souped up version of the F-35’s engine that would add thrust and cut down fuel consumption, company officials disclosed on Wednesday. The upgrade, which the company is calling the F135 Growth Option 1.0, could be cut into the existing production line by 2020, said Matthew Bromberg, president of Pratt & Whitney military engines. Pratt manufactures the F135 for all three F-35 models as well as aircraft purchased by international customers. “It’s very attractive to the JSF [joint strike fighter] program for several reasons,” Bromberg told journalists during a media day in West Palm Beach, Florida. “It’s very common, so we could drop this upgrade into any one of the three variants. It would be compliant with the partner requirements and go to foreign partner countries. It would be cost neutral, so the upgraded JSF motor wit...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/pratt-whitney-pitches...

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