The House approved its version of the Fiscal 2010 defense appropriations bill that contains $560 million for the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 engine, the competing powerplant to Pratt & Whitney’s F135 for the F-35 stealth fighter, July 30, 2009. The Obama Administration doesn’t want the F136 since the Pentagon is already maturing the F135 and has threatened a potential Presidential veto if defense legislation reaches his desk containing F136 funding. Here, an F136 test asset undergoes a ground test firing.
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