Pratt & Whitney to Help Test F-35 Block 4 Propulsion System Under $230M Navy Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. Navy to support flight testing of a new F-35 aircraft propulsion system.

Pratt & Whitney will help test F-35 Block 4 engine technology for Navy, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense entities, the DoD said Friday.

The company will also provide spare and repair parts, technical engineering services and special tooling and equipment as part of the fixed-price-incentive-firm and 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.

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