Pratt & Whitney Awarded $339 Million to Build Joint Strike Fighter Engines

Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines division has been awarded an additional $339 million to a previous contract to build engines for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft program, according to a DoD release.

The company has been contracted to build spare engines, spare modules and spare parks to support the terms of the existing contract.

According to the DoD, 93 percent of the work will be done at the company’s East Hartford and Middletown locations, six percent in Indiana, and the remaining 1 percent in the United Kingdom. The work should be completed by 2020.

The awarded funds stems from a order Pratt & Whitney obtained by the DoD in February. 

On Monday, Sikorsky Aircraft signed a $3.8 billion deal with the government to make 25 new H-60 Black Hawk Helicopters. 

Back in April, Sikorsky announced plans to produce 200 King Stallion Helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corp.

It has been almost a year since state lawmakers approved a deal with $220 million in incentive to keep Sikorsky in Connecticut through 2032.

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