Pratt & Whitney Partners with Dutch Firm on Military Engine Program
Pratt & Whitney has awarded a contract to KMWE / DutchAero to produce precision components the F135 engines used in the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
The contract is a 10-year, military procurement agreement with the Eindhoven positioning The Netherlands-based company “for follow-on F135 opportunities.” The current program calls for the procurement of at least 37 F-35A aircraft by the Netherlands, one of the original nine partner nations for the fighter aircraft program.
“KMWE / DutchAero competed globally and was selected as the best value supplier of these engine components, and will play a valuable role in our global supply chain for the F135 engine as we continue to reduce the cost of the propulsion system,” said Cliff Stone, vice president, Business Development and International Programs, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.
Pratt & Whitney is a division of the United Technologies Corp. (UTC) specializing in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
Dutch Aero KMWE is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of automated machined parts and functionally tested mechatronic modules for the high-tech and aerospace industry with offices and partnerships in The Netherlands, Malaysia, India and Turkey and sales representatives in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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