U.S. govt clears F-35 engine deliveries after security issues addressed



(Reuters) – Raytheon Applied sciences Corp mentioned on Friday the U.S. authorities has cleared its Pratt and Whitney unit to renew deliveries of its F-135 engine for the F-35 fighter jet, after a halt was put in place in December following the invention of a security concern.

The F-35 Joint Program Workplace mentioned in a press release its engineers labored alongside Pratt & Whitney and Lockheed Martin to develop “mitigations for a uncommon system phenomenon involving harmonic resonance to develop a path ahead for protected operation of the F135 in flight”.

“The actions the federal government and business workforce are taking will guarantee incorporation of mitigation measures that may totally tackle/resolve this uncommon phenomenon in impacted F135 engines,” it added.

The JPO additionally mentioned the federal government was engaged on drawing up directions for safely resuming flight operations for impacted and new manufacturing plane.

(Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru)