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F-35 engine battle nearing conclusion

The ongoing F-35 Alternate Engine Programme battle with US Congress is nearing a conclusion.


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September 15: The ongoing F-35 Alternate Engine Programme battle with US Congress is nearing a conclusion as the Senate Appropriations Committee removed all funding for the F136 General Electric/Rolls-Royce powerplant from the draft 2011 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill.

This just leaves the House of Representatives supporting the F136, but with both the Senate and White House set in ditching the alternative to the Pratt & Whitney F135 it leaves the GE/Rolls-Royce team in a vulnerable position.

The next step will be the House and Senate to agree the final bill before it is presented to the White House with enactment due on October 1.

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David Crouch said on the 19-Sep-2010 at 20:01

I can,t believe how the british are alowing the Yanks to dominate on the engine questian.
They should take the alternative, and in time prove to the dum protectionists, that they were wrong.
Oytherwise i say dump the dam plane, it,s not that good and will be very late in service.

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