Extra order for the F-35 project

In 2018, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, awarded a new contract to KMWE Group to manufacture F135 engine Nozzle fabrications. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. In August, KMWE Group delivered the first part.

Recently KMWE received a temporary additional order from the American aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. It concerns parts of the exhaust nozzle of the jet engines of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).


Extra order for KMWE for the F-35 project

Due to the suspension of Turkey from the F-35 project by the United States, KMWE was able to secure an additional order for the production of five other high-tech parts for the exhaust nozzle.

The Americans reached this decision after Turkey decided to purchase the Russian anti-aircraft system S400. Therefore, the Turkish side of the production had to be moved to other manufacturers according to the Annual Report 2020 Project Acquisition F-35 of the Dutch Ministry of Defense. In addition to KMWE, GKN Fokker was also able to negotiate additional contracts for the F-35 project.

F135 nozzle partner

KMWE Aero Engine has been manufacturing the complex fabrications for the nozzle of the F16 Fighting Falcon since 1976. In 2018, Pratt & Whitney awarded a new contract to manufacture engine nozzle fabrications for the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Partly thanks to this contract, KMWE Group became a key F135 nozzle partner.


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