United Technologies Corp.âs (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. NavyÂ to support flight testing of a newÂ F-35Â aircraft propulsion system.
Pratt & Whitney will help test F-35 Block 4 engine technology for Navy,Â the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense entities,Â the DoD said Friday.
The company will also provide spare and repair parts, technical engineering services and special tooling and equipment as part of theÂ fixed-price-incentive-firm andÂ cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.
Both the Navy and Marine Corps will obligate a total of $20M in fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds.
Pratt & Whitney will perform contract services at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and facilities in California and Connecticut.
The Pentagon expects contract work to finish in December 2023.