We stand ready to support and continue to work with the U.S. government on the capability and performance upgrades that best support their requirements for the F-35 for decades to come– including an engine upgrade. AETP technologies deliver more power and greater cooling capability, which is required as we modernize the F-35 beyond Block 4.
- The F-35’s service life is projected to be until 2070, which will require future upgrades.
- To ensure our customers stay ahead of emerging threats, the F-35 will need even greater capability, readiness, range and thrust, which will require an upgraded engine.
In Lockheed Martin’s assessment, Pratt & Whitney and GE have AETP technology options.