EAST HARTFORD, Conn., January 5, 2009 â€“ Pratt & Whitney was awarded a contract from the United States Air Force valued at up to $7 million for long lead material procurement to produce an additional eight F119 engines for the F-22 Raptor.Â The contract also includes an option for advance buy funding for long lead material procurement for up to 39 additional engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
â€œThis is a significant contract that reaffirms the U.S. Air Force’s commitment to the F-22 Raptor and the F119 engine,â€ said Tyler Evans, F119 program director. â€œPratt & Whitney has supported the U.S. Air Force for many decades, and we look forward to continuing that support for many more to come.â€
The F-22 Raptor is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F119 engines, and is the only fifth generation fighter in operational service. The F119 has logged more than 90,000 operational flight hours and features integrated low observables with high thrust-to-weight, allowing for stealth, supercruise and thrust-vectoring capability in the F-22. It also shares a common legacy with Pratt & Whitneyâ€™s F135 engine, the only engine currently powering the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Source: Pratt & Whitney