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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: 166
Unitary Cost: USD$14 million
Also Known As: F135 STOVL
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Pratt & Whitney* and Rolls-Royce   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: F135
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: 949
Total Cost: USD$69 billion
Family Members: F135-PW-100
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Description: The F135 engine is being developed as one of two propulsion systems for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Two alternative propulsion systems are required to power the F-35 variants as it has been in the case of the F-16. In October 2003, the first F135 production engine configuration was tested ahead of schedule. The F135 engine is a derivative of the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine powering the F/A-22 air dominance fighter. The Pratt & Whitney team consists of Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand (engine's control system, external accessories and gearbox) and Rolls Royce (Rolls-Royce LiftFanTM, 3 Bearing Swivel Module and Roll Posts to the F135 STOVL). The first F135 engine is expected to conduct first flight in August 2006, production engine deliveries are anticipated by 2009 and engine introduction in 2012.

On March 21, 2005, Pratt & Whitney announced that the F135 engine program surpassed 2,500 test hours under the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of this program. The engines used during these tests were configured in the CV/CTOL and STOVL variants. The tests were conducted at the company's facility at West Palm Beach, Florida. In August 2005, Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $969 million modification to a previous contract to extend the F135 engine System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase by 16 months.

The F135-PW-600 STOVL will power the US Marine Corps Short Take-off Vertical Landing F-35B variant operating from scarcely prepared runaways close to the battlefield front line. The engine will provide up to 39,000 pounds of hover thrust in the vertical take off mode.

F135-PW-600 Applications

Combat Aircraft F-35B Lightning II

F135-PW-600 Specifications

Thrust: 40,000 pound (18.1 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

F135-PW-600 News

There are 48 news between
23 Aug 2005 and 9 Jul 2020
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Thursday, July 9, 2020FMS: Japan Requests Sale of 63 F-35A and 42 F-35B Stealth Jets
Thursday, January 9, 2020FMS: Singapore Requests Sale of up to 12 F-35B STOVL Stealth Aircraft
Friday, December 20, 2019US Navy Orders 33 Additional F135 Engines Under Lot 14 Contract
Thursday, November 21, 2019US Air Force and Marine Corps Order 58 Additional F135-PW-100/600 Engines
Monday, September 30, 2019US Navy Finalizes Order for 331 F135 Engines Through 2023
Friday, May 31, 2019US and FMS Customers Order 191 F135-PW-100 and 42 F135-PW-600 Engines
Thursday, May 31, 2018US Navy Places Order for 131 Lot 11 F135 Engines
Friday, March 23, 2018US Navy Orders 137 Lot 12 Pratt & Whitney F135 Engines
Tuesday, November 8, 2016Pratt & Whitney Awarded Lot XI F135 Engine Contract
Thursday, July 7, 2016Pratt & Whitney Awarded Contract for 97 Lot 10 F135 Engines

Operators & Related Equipment

Engines ordered under Lot VIII (0); Lot 13 (2)
United Kingdom14
Engines ordered under Lot III (2); IV (1); VII (1); VIII (4); IX (6)
United States of America150
Engines powering US Marine Corps F-35B under Lot Lot I/II (7), III (7), IV (19), V (3), VI (6), VII (6), VIII (6); IX (6); X (9); Lot 11 (24); Lot 12 (26); Lot 13 (20); Lot 14 (11)

Grand Total 1664
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