United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney has selected Multicut, a complex machined parts and subassemblies provider, to manufacture F135 engine components.
Pratt & Whitney F135 engine is the propulsion system that powers the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft.
According to the company, the new 10-year long term procurement agreement marks the beginning of a relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Multicut.
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines president Bennett Croswell said: "This award reaffirms Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to F135 engine industrial participation in Denmark.
"Multicut competed globally and was selected as the best value supplier of these engine components, and will play a valuable role in our global supply chain for the F135 engine."
A derivative of the combat-proven F119-PW-100 engine, the F135 is an after-burning two-shaft engine, featuring advanced prognostics, health management systems and technologies that were developed in other air force and navy technology programmes.
Multicut Global CEO Lars Rasmussen said: "We are delighted to have earned the trust of Pratt & Whitney to manufacture and deliver these key components for the F135 engine.
"Our contribution to the F135 engine helps ensure jobs and technology know-how remain an essential part of our local industry and a key support to the needs of Danish Defence."
In September, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney to set up a maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine.
Earlier, the US Department of Defense (DoD) assigned Netherlands as one of the European countries to perform maintenance of the F135 engines.
Image: Officials of Pratt & Whitney and Multicut during the signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whitney Division.