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Pratt & Whitney Anticipates F-35 Engine Costs Will Fall

June 07 2011


The manufacturer of the F-35 engine for the Pentagon says it will lower the price of the power plant in stages, Defense News reports.

"We have activities planned and in place to bring the cost down in [low-rate initial production] 5," said Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney military engines.

The goal is to reduce the cost of the F135 propulsion system to that of the F-22A power plant by the 250th engine, he said.

Negotiations have just begun between the Pentagon...

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