Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: F119
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 507
Total Cost: USD$3.0 billion
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Description: The F119 engine is designed to provide the reliability, affordability, maintainability and performance required for the front line fighters of the future. The engine 's advanced architecture provides double the reliability and ease of maintenance of current engines.
Two F119-PW-100 engines power the F/A-22 Raptor Air Dominance Fighter. The F119 thrust vectoring nozzle provides the Raptor with enhanced maneuverability while its 35,000 pounds of thrust provide supercruise speed (supersonic speed without afterburner).
In May 2003, Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $431 million contract funding production of 42 F119 engines as well as spare engines with deliveries slated for 2006. To date, the F119 engine has logged more than 12,000 flight hours.
In August 2004, the US Air Force and Pratt & Whitney opened a new joint maintenance facility for the overhaul of F119 engines at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base. P&W is responsible for engine/module repair and overhaul process, from scheduling to providing materials. The US Air Force Mechanics perform overhaul, cleaning, inspection services and repair activities.
As of December 2005 Pratt & Whitney announced that had delivered 200 F119-PW-100 engines to the US Air Force to power the F/A-22 Raptor multi-role aircraft. In late December 2005 the US Air Force was operating 56 F/A-22A air dominance fighters.
On 21 September 2006, the US Air Force awarded United Technologies a $455 million contract modification for production of Lot 6 F119 engines and related services for the F/A-22 Raptor aircraft. This contract calls for the production of 48 F119-PW-100 engines.
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