PW hits back at GE over extra thrust for F-35

Pratt & Whitney has responded on GE claims that the F136 can produced extra thrust over the current requirements.

P&W said the extra power is not required as the F-35 is a stealth fighter and won’t be carrying extra weapons during its lifetime compared to the F-16.

It also countered that the extra thrust would be useless unless the nozzle and lift fan is modified to take in the extra power available.

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