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Pratt & Whitney awarded $2.7 billion C-17 engine sustainment contract

Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $2.7 billion contract for engine sustainment support for the C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft on October 1, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a press release.

“Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $2,740,747,815 firm-fixed-price contract for F-117 engine sustainment support,” the release said on Wednesday, October 4.

The C-17 is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, and performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, including troop and cargo transport as well as medical evacuation and airdrops. It can carry up to 134 troops or one M1 Abrams tank, three Strykers, or six M1117 Armored Security Vehicles.

The Defense Department said the work will be carried out in California, Georgia and Oklahoma, and is scheduled to continue until September 2022.

This contract involves foreign military sales to the United Kingdom, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, India and Australia.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma is the contracting activity, and is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

13 C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft
Thirteen C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia on December 20, 2005. Image: US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey

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