F-35 Alternate Engine Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the past four years of administration proposals to terminate the program to develop the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 engine as an alternative to the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine that currently powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). These proposals have been continually rejected by Congress. The Obama Administration's FY2011 budget submission against proposes to terminate the program. This report explores both sides of the termination argument.

Creator(s): Gertler, Jeremiah
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 10, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Gertler, Jeremiah

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 10, 2010
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This report discusses the past four years of administration proposals to terminate the program to develop the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 engine as an alternative to the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine that currently powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). These proposals have been continually rejected by Congress. The Obama Administration's FY2011 budget submission against proposes to terminate the program. This report explores both sides of the termination argument.

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58 pages.

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