GE, Pratt & Whitney Land Aircraft Engine R&D Contract Modifications

research-and-development-RDThe U.S. Air Force has awarded $210 million in contract modifications to General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Pratt & Whitney to develop adaptive aircraft engines.

The companies will work to advance the development of adaptive engine systems up to the preliminary design and compatibility review phases, the Defense Department said Friday.

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity and work will occur at the contractors’ facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, and East Hartford, Connecticut.

DoD expects GE to finish the task by Nov. 3, 2016 and Pratt & Whitney by Nov. 12, 2017.

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