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Pratt & Whitney Receives Production Contract for F119 Engines from U.S. Air Force

Pratt & Whitney Public Relations

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 31, 2003 -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W) received a $481 million supplement to its U.S. Air Force contract to produce F119-PW-100 engines that power the F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. The supplement represents the third production contract for F119 engines. It covers 40 engines for delivery in 2004, along with associated spares and support services to be delivered in 2003. The supplement was added to an existing $150 million long lead production contract issued in January 2002, making the overall contract value more than $631 million.

"Pratt & Whitney is pleased that the U.S. Air Force continues to demonstrate its confidence in the F/A-22 fighter and the F119 engine," said Bennett Croswell, director of F119 engine programs, P&W. "The employees at Pratt & Whitney as well as our suppliers have worked very hard to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations on this critical propulsion system. The F119 now has more than 6,000 engine flight hours of experience on the F/A-22. Our customers praise its exceptional performance, and our team looks forward to providing continued customer satisfaction for years to come."

Two F119-PW-100 engines power the Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor, the U.S. Air Force’s new air dominance fighter. The most advanced fighter engine in production, the F119 features a unique thrust vectoring nozzle, allowing unprecedented agility for the F/A-22. Special materials and design features integrated into the engine enhance the F/A-22’s stealth capability. And the two F119s, each rated at 35,000 pounds of thrust, enable the F/A-22 to supercruise, or achieve supersonic speeds without the use of the afterburner. An evolution of the F119, the F135, will power the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Pratt & Whitney military engines are built and supported in facilities located in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. Models include the F119 powering the F/A-22 Raptor; the F135 for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; the F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III; the F100 for F-15 and F-16 fighters; the J52 for the EA-6B Prowler; the TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, C-141 and KC-135 aircraft; the PT6 for T-6A, C-12, T-34C and UH-1N aircraft; and the JT15 for the T-1A, UC-35A, and the Pegasus UCAV.

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.

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