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

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On December 2, 2011, General Electric and Rolls-Royce announced that they were ending development of the F136 alternate engine for the F-35, ending what had been a contentious and long-running battle of funding versus research and development. This report discusses issues of having only one engine supplier for the F-35, as well as funding issues for the program.

Creator(s): Gertler, Jeremiah
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 10, 2012
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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: January 10, 2012
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On December 2, 2011, General Electric and Rolls-Royce announced that they were ending development of the F136 alternate engine for the F-35, ending what had been a contentious and long-running battle of funding versus research and development. This report discusses issues of having only one engine supplier for the F-35, as well as funding issues for the program.

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71 pages.

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