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  • About That Competition Thing...
    Posted by Bill Sweetman 1:31 PM on Sep 03, 2009

    Competition, argue P&W and the Pentagon, won't save money on the JSF engine. Really?

    Exhibit A: 

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit, facing criticism for rising costs on the engine that powers the F-35 fighter jet, said on Tuesday it is investing a "considerable amount" to drive the engine's cost lower in the longer term.

    Exhibit B:

    WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - General Electric Co and Rolls-Royce Group PLC representatives met top Pentagon officials on Tuesday to offer a fixed-price deal on about 100 low-rate production engines for the F-35 fighter.

     Sure. Competition saves no money at all. 

    Tags: ar99, f135, f136, jsf

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