HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation say Pratt & Whitney has secured a $194 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engine components, parts and materials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressmen John Larson and Joe Courtney made the announcement Friday.

According to the Hartford Courant, Pratt began delivering the engines, which are assembled in Middletown, in early 2010.

Says Blumenthal: “At a time when every defense dollar counts, this award makes a powerful statement that Connecticut workers can get the job done on this fighter better than anyone, excelling in quality and cost.”

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is considered the next generation of air warfare for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Wolfman says:

    We sure need it

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