GE makes case for F-35 engine replacement, touts 'leapfrog' technology matured through AETP

By Courtney Albon / August 18, 2021 at 3:06 PM
As the F-35 joint program office considers future propulsion system modernization options, General Electric is arguing for an F135 engine replacement the company says would outpace technology offered through an incremental upgrade approach. Along with F135 engine-maker Pratt & Whitney, GE is maturing advanced engine technology through the Air Force's Adaptive Engine Transition Program, with its first XA100 prototype moving through full-scale ground testing throughout the last year. The goal of AETP is to mature advanced engine technology and design...

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