The Air Force has chosen GE Edison Works to produce the engine for the most modern version of one of its most venerable fighters. Under the $1.58 billion contract, the company will produce 29 engines, installs and spares for 12 F-15EX Eagle II aircraft. Deliveries will begin in October 2023. GE Edison Works is projected to deliver engines to support production of a total 136 planes.
“Not only will [the new engine] reduce sustainment costs and drive down risks as it replaces our aging F-15C/D fleet,” said Brig Gen. Dale R. White, the program executive officer for fighters and advanced aircraft, “it will also deliver new capabilities that complement the future [tactical air] portfolio.”