The Office of the Secretary of Defense is evaluating the decision by Congressional defense authorizers to continue the F-35’s second engine, the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136, over its objections in Fiscal 2010 and whether to advocate a White House veto of the defense policy bill when it comes before President Obama, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters, Oct. 14, 2009. The House on Oct. 8, 2009, approved the conference version of the defense policy bill that includes $560 million for the F136 on top of the F-35’s baseline budget, The Senate has yet to vote on it. Here, an F136 at GE’s test facility in Peebles, Ohio.
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