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Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team commander and pilot pulls a tactical pitch in an F-35A Lightning II during the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 18, 2018.

United Technologies awarded $454M for F-35 work

by Stephen Carlson, UPI

United Technologies has received contracts totaling $454 million for procurement and services for engines on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

The two contract awards, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, cover services for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-U.S. Department of Defense participants and foreign military sales customers.

The first contract, valued at $266 million, provides for administrative labor that includes logistics, administration, supplies, logistics services, support equipment for depot maintenance facilities, mockup engines and testing in support of the F-35.

The second contract, coming in at $187 million, covers spare parts such as initial spare modules and other equipment for the F-35’s F135 engine.

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