The USAF has awarded a contract to Pratt & Whitney (P&W) for the maintenance of the F100 engines that power F-16 fighter aircraft.

Under the contract, P&W will perform maintenance work on F100 military engines for international customers, including Egypt, Jordan, Taiwan and Thailand, .

It will provide F100 module overhaul maintenance for foreign military customers operating F100-PW-220 and F100-PW-229 engines.

The $65m contract will include upgrade of the fan, engine core, low-pressure turbine, high pressure turbine and gearbox of the F100 engine.

The initial three-year contract has the potential to be worth up to $100m.