Pratt & Whitney Proposes F100 Engine for Air Force’s F-15EX Fighter Jets

Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has proposed its F100-PW-229 engine for the U.S. Air Force’s Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15EX fighter aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney’s proposal is for lots 2 through 9 of the service’s engine procurement schedule, the company said Wednesday.

F100 has logged more than 28 million in flight hours reported by 23 countries and has powered the Air Force’s F-15 fighter jets since the aircraft’s initial flight in 1972.

In February, the Air Force issued a request for proposals for the F-15EX engine procurement program with plans to launch a full-and-open competition to buy up to 461 engines and related components in lots 2 to 9.

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