Joint Strike Fighter
Prosecutors say a former defense contractor engineer has been charged with stealing proprietary information about the Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and military jet engines that he tried to ship to Iran.
Pratt & Whitney’s military program likely will take a dip as the company transitions from the legacy military engines it’s known for making, but engine orders will pick up in a few years with an increase in production of joint strike fighter engines, the company’s president said Thursday.
The 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.
A 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.