GE still touting new engine as Air Force moves away from AETP for F-35

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 13, 2023 at 3:59 PM
General Electric doubled down Monday on its belief that it has the best solution for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine update despite the Air Force's decision not to move forward with an Adaptive Engine Transition Program. “This budget fails to consider rising geopolitical tensions and the need for revolutionary capabilities that only the XA100 engine can provide by 2028,” a GE spokesman said in an email. The Air Force decided to pursue an engine core upgrade to add the...

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