Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) company, has awarded a contract to Multicut A/S to manufacture F135 engine components. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Multicut A/S, a precision component manufacturer located in Vildjberg, Denmark , has received this award for F135 engine components. This 10-year long term procurement agreement signals the beginning of a relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Multicut and positions Multicut well for follow on F135 opportunities of increasing value.
"This award reaffirms Pratt & Whitney's commitment to F135 engine industrial participation in Denmark ," said Bennett Croswell , president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. "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."
"We are delighted to have earned the trust of Pratt & Whitney to manufacture and deliver these key components for the F135 engine," said Lars Rasmussen , chief executive officer, Multicut Global. "Our business is focused on delivering high-quality products at competitive prices. 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."
Should it be selected, the F-35 will replace Denmark's aging F-16 aircraft with an affordable, sustainable, and highly capable fifth-generation aircraft. The F-35 program includes partners from nine countries – Australia , Italy , Canada , Denmark , Netherlands , Norway , Turkey , United Kingdom and United States – as well as three foreign military sales customers – Israel , Japan and South Korea.
Source: Pratt & Whitney
Date: Nov 2, 2015