Pentagon Resumes F-35 Deals as Engine Problem Fixed
Investigators have pinned down the probable cause of the engine problems that triggered a fire on a F-35 fighter jet, paving the way for the Pentagon to resume awarding deals for new aircraft and engines.
The Pentagon on Tuesday said it had awarded Pratt & Whitney a $592 million deal to supply 36 of its F-135 engines for the jet. It is close to completing a contract for another 48, though the two deals had originally been slated to be awarded together.
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