House Authorizers Restore Second JSF Engine, Back Unfunded Air Force Efforts

By Jason Simpson, John Reed, Marcus Weisgerber / June 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The contentious back-and-forth battle between Congress and the Pentagon over the Joint Strike Fighter second engine program continued today as a House defense panel added funding for the alternative power plant in its mark-up of the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill. The House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee cut two requested F-35s in FY-10 -- approving 28 JSF aircraft purchases -- in order to fund the General Electric-Rolls-Royce F136 engine, according to panel Chairman Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)...

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