Lot 14 Engines for F-35B to Cost $24.9M Each
Lot 14 Engines for F-35B to Cost $24.9M Each

Lot 14 Engines for F-35B to Cost $24.9M Each

United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $762,486,023 modification (P00014) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification exercises options for the Lot 14 production and delivery of 48 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force and 10 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (85.3%); Indianapolis, Indiana (11.8%); and Bristol, United Kingdom (2.9%), and is expected to be completed in April 2022.

Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $762,486,023 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($521,507,748; 68%); and the Marine Corps ($240,978,275; 32%). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

With a little basic arithmetic, the above contract announcement reveals the hefty cost of Lot 14 engines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: As 48 F135-PW-100 engines for the US Air Force cost $521.5 million, each engine costs $10.8 million. As ten F135-PW-600 engines for the US Marine Corps cost $240.9 million, each engine costs $24.9 million.

Lot 14 Engines for F-35B to Cost $24.9M Each
Lot 14 Engines for F-35B to Cost $24.9M Each

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