Big Defense Bill Includes Connecticut ProvisionsThe National Defense Authorization Act includes money for some big-ticket weapons manufactured in Connecticut.
Engineer Sentenced To 8 Years For Sending Documents To IranAn Iranian-American engineer was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison for trying to send sensitive U.S. military documents to Iran as he tried to get teaching jobs at state-run universities there.
Jet Engine Maker Lands Big Pentagon ContractConnecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Billion Dollar Pratt Contract For Joint Strike Fighter EnginesEast Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney has signed a $1 billon contract to build F-35 engines for the Pentagon's Joint Strike fighter program.
Heat, Not Fatigue, Blamed For Cracked Fighter Jet Engine BladeHeat was the cause of a cracked blade in an engine on an F-35 fighter jet that prompted the entire fleet to be briefly grounded last month, manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said Wednesday.
Pratt Wins $194M Navy Contract For F-35 PartsThree 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.
Pentagon Orders Halt On Alternative To Pratt EngineThe Defense Department has ordered a stop to work on an alternate engine for the military Joint Strike fighter. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is the engine's primary supplier.
GE Will Continue F-35 Engine FightA spokesman for GE Aviation says a House vote Wednesday favoring the Pratt and Whitney engine for the Pentagon's F-35 fighter is a setback for GE, but he says the project will continue -- as will efforts to win approval for their alternate engine.
Win For Pratt & Whitney In Fighter VoteA big victory in Washington for lawmakers from Connecticut, as the house voted to kill an alternative to the Pratt & Whitney engine for the F-35 fighter jet.
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