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Joint Strike Fighter (Carl deSouza/AFP/Getty Images)

GE Drops Work On Alternate To Pratt Engine For Fighter

GE Aviation has abandoned efforts to keep alive development of its alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The move leaves East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney as the sole supplier.

12/02/2011

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GE Will Continue F-35 Engine Fight

A 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.

02/17/2011

Ohio Senator Says Alternate Engine Still In Fighter Funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says Defense Secretary Robert Gates has assured him that funding will continue for an alternate engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet. […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–01/13/2011