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    Pratt & Whitney Military Engines has received another US contract worth $1.5 billion for components for 93 propulsion systems for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II multi-fighter jet, the most expensive aircraft in history, the US Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The contract is to provide components, parts and materials for 93 engines, of which 44 will go to the US Air Force, four to the Navy, nine for the Marine Corps and 36 to foreign countries buying the F-35 jet, the Defense Department explained.

    "United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines [in] East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded [a] $1.5 billion… contract," the announcement said on Thursday.

    The Pratt & Whitney F135 is an afterburning turbofan developed for the F-35 fighter jet.

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