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GE Secures $303M in Air Force Contracts for Adaptive Engine Tech Maturation, R&D Support

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Electric (NYSE: GE) a potential $203 million undefinitized contract action for technology maturation and risk reduction support and a $99.5 million contract to back research and development work on adaptive engine components.

GE will mature adaptive engine components and mitigate associated risks related to the development of next-generation propulsion systems for combat aircraft.

Work will occur in Cincinnati through the end of December 2024.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is the contracting activity and is obligating $99,470 in fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

In September, GE and the Air Force completed testing of the second adaptive cycle engine, XA100, as part of the service’s Adaptive Engine Transition Program that kicked off in 2016. The company said it expects the engine to move to the engineering and manufacturing development phase to provide propulsion capability to the F-35 fighter aircraft.

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