an Australian F-35A Lighting II aircraft at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
an Australian F-35A Lighting II aircraft at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Raytheon awarded $560M for F-35’s engine spare parts

Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, has received a $579,8 million contract for F-35’s engine spare parts and supports.

The contract, from Naval Air Systems Command and announced on Friday, provides unit and depot level F135 propulsion system spare parts, spare engines and modules in support of the F135 propulsion initial spares requirements for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales customers.

Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (93%); Indianapolis, Indiana (6%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (1%), and is expected to be completed in December 2024.

F135 is the world’s most advanced fighter engine, delivering more than 40,000 lbs. of thrust and unmatched advances in safety, design, performance, and reliability. The F135 has evolved from the proven F119 engine, which exclusively powers the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, and features best-in-class single-engine reliability, fifth generation stealth capabilities as well as advanced prognostics and health management systems.

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system powers all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft – the F-35A CTOL (Conventional Takeoff and Landing), F-35B STOVL (Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing) and F-35C CV (Carrier Variant).

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